Tuesday, March 4, 2008

mean people suck

Yesterday at 2:30 in the morning Rusty got a phone call to tell him that our vfw post was on fire. Rusty and I went back to sleep and then Rusty went down there at first day light.

Now the reason we went back to sleep was because there was nothing we could do about it at 2:30 in the morning. All we would be doing would be in the way.

I must say that our local fire department did an awesome job. They were able to save all of our pictures and other priceless stuff.

99% of the post is gone. Gone, all because some one wanted to start a fire. Yes it was arson.

So I went and took a bunch of pictures and Rusty asked me to do something that I hate to do. He asked me to go back to my job in the corporate world and start getting donations. Yes I am good at it, but man I sometimes hate doing it.

I called the marines and they are going to come tare down the building. I called the Navy sea bee's and they are going to come help rebuild.

I have to laugh about talking to the Navy. I am not a Navy wife, I am a marine wife. I don't understand Navy terms. The command master chief (Highest you can go as an enlisted person) was just awesome. Not only did he tell me who talk to, but he also told me that if no one volunteers to come us that he will voluntold them. So I wonder if the cmc will be happy to hear that the guy I was suppose to talk to has not returned my phone call yet?

My girlfriend Lyn called and asked what she can do to help. I told her our first need is to get a ton of food, water and Gatorade donated. We will have a lot of hungry and thirsty marines and sailors to take care of. So Lyn got a pallet of each donated!

Who needs extreme home makeovers..... the vfw has me! I am going to do my best to get this place up and running. I do not go down to the vfw very often, but this place is very important to my husband and my marines. Therefore it is important to me.

Tomorrow I have to go todmv and then go down to base. I am going to call base and see if I can fax some paper work into them. With the price of gas I am trying to drive as little as possible.

Well may day is calling me. I have laundry to do, a kitchen to clean, a car to go get and a ton of phone calls to make. I swear right now I am wishing for one of those dull days.


hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))I am sorry the place got burned down,I am glad no one got hurt.I hope and pray you all can get it and running in no time.

buggieboo1 said...

I am sorry the place was burnt down!!! mean people do suck!
It's awesome what you are doing to help out though!!!!!!


glensfork4 said...

You are awesome...I wouldn't even know where to start.


deshelestraci said...

You and Lyn really do rock.

lv2trnscrb said...

wow, that is so bad about the arson!! I hope they catch who did it. Any chance of getting on the local news (do you have one where you live?) seems to me if you did and made an appeal for donations, I bet a lot of people would be willing to give (and companies too)

you are right, mean people suck; actually this is a coward person who chose to do this random act of vandalism/violence


trishaham said...

You are amazing! Best of luck.


lisa41076 said...

Kelli, that is awful the VFW post fire was started by arson, you are right, mean people do suck !!!!!!!!!!! If anyone can get the place up and running again, it's you, Hugs Lisa

lanurseprn said...

VFW is important to a lot of folks! You are a great woman to help them with the tasks that you do. You are very giving.

helmswondermom said...

I'm so sorry for the loss.  I hope they caught the arsenist(s).  You have your hands full, but it sounds like you are doing a great job getting donations.

gehi6 said...

Well, that was mean.  so a lot of people have to do a lot of work to restore what was just a big waste to destroy anyway.  Yes, I wonder about mean people really a lot   Gerry