The cleaning service came yesterday and measured the rooms because that's how they figure out how much the cleaning cost will be. They are really sweet ladies and said for me to just go in my bedroom and take it easy today and let them take care of the soot. They have to clean everything that is in the cabinets even. Then next week, they will come back to finish. It's not a one day job with my collections. A man will come after that and do the rugs and carpet. I did wash my curtains in the dining room and kitchen, but the living room is full of windows so I will just let them do their thing. When I tell you there is soot and fire extenguiser powder every where, I mean it's a lot for such a small contained fire, but the stove melted and the vent is totally gone, my wall paper is a mess and not sure what they will do about that. It certainly won't match the rest of the kitchen, so not sure if they will replace all of it, so there is a good side to every thing that happens. And right now I need to look at the bright side of every thing. I took a picture with Al's camera but can't find the cord to download it. We already bought the white paint for the kitchen, so after they finish with every thing, we are going to paint it white with pink accents. I am thinking of a soft rose pattern for the wall paper, something that will make me happy to be in the kitchen, but Al said until they figure out why I am so forgetful, he doesn't want me cooking when he is not home, only microwave. Thanks for all the kind remarks, because I was ready to just throw in the towel so to speak and just let them clean it up and leave it like it is, but a fresh new look will cheer me up and everyone's kind words helped me see the bright side of things.
Stephanie, that is so sweet of you to think of sending me something. I will look forward to it.
I hope you all have a great day. I think since I have to be out of the cleaners way, I will visit blogs today and finish the candy bouquets for the benefit on Saturday. Love and hugs, Pat