Well,I have not been around so much over the past few months....miss me?(dident think so).Early May I was woke up to the tune of someone beating on my door.I looked through the peep hole and it was one of my upstairs neighbors.Well,we never really spoke much other than saying "sup" in the hall,they liked their drugs too much and I perfer to stay private.....long story short,I said,WHAT???????he said FIRE,GET OUT!!! So,the fire was contained to the upstairs unit but I lost alot of stuff due to smoke and water damage.I was lucky enough to be able to go into my unit once the fire was out and rescue my fish and my electronics.The fireman must of been into computers and home theater as well,he moved all of my electronics to a corner as they were all right under where the water started pouring out of the celing.I did loose my tv,but I wanted a new one anyway.The red cross put my kids and I in a hotel for a few days but later that week we took off for california.We had already paid for it and we needed a break. So we get back from cali. and I contacted my apartment manager.I was told the apartment was ready to move back into....woa,its only been 2 weeks since the fire,how is this possible?Well,I got in to look at the place and im not sure they did a damn thing to fix it up.I contacted a lawyer to get out of my lease and lived out of a hotel for a while.We are finally getting settled again and all of my gear works fine.My fish are at a friends house so hopefully I can move them in soon. Everybody was safe,thats all that really matters.THis ordeal really made me think about how selfish we can be sometimes.While the fire was burning I was worried about my expensive gear and I forgot to be thankful for the life of my kids and my own,not to mention the others that were put out. While I still do enjoy my computer and my home theater and the damn good buy 2 get one free deals at block buster,I have learned to love my 2 kids even more than before.As some of you remember,my wife left over a year ago.I see now that it was for the best and that brought my family alot closer as well. Guys,dont let your home theater run your life especially if you have kids,you never know how much time you have left to spend with them.