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drbesvold1
03-29-2008, 08:07 AM
I found out last night when i got home from work that our cabin burnt down to the ground , it is still under investigation on how it started. but i dont think ill be doing much watersking this summer once again .

drbesvold1
03-29-2008, 08:10 AM
pic of the cabin

TMCNo1
03-29-2008, 08:11 AM
Sorry to hear that.

bigmac
03-29-2008, 08:21 AM
I found out last night when i got home from work that our cabin burnt down to the ground , it is still under investigation on how it started. but i dont think ill be doing much watersking this summer once again .


That sucks. Where was your cabin?

Lennyp04
03-29-2008, 08:24 AM
Will you be rebuilding? Sorry to hear that man.

phecksel
03-29-2008, 08:37 AM
Good luck! Maybe with the economy and housing you could find something bigger, better, and cheaper?

WTRSK1R
03-29-2008, 08:46 AM
Man that stinks. Hope the insurance was up to date and they do not give you any hassles. Will you be doing the rebuild yourself? That would certainly wipe our your summer. Hopefully there was nothing sentimental lost.

Good Luck.

Farmer Ted
03-29-2008, 09:44 AM
Eric,

Hope everyone is OK,

damaged442
03-29-2008, 09:44 AM
So sorry...that really sucks. Hope the insurance company is able to help somewhat. Sentimental value is impossible to replace though.

dpolen
03-29-2008, 10:13 AM
Oh man, that is such a bummer. I assume that nobody was hurt, that's the most important thing. Hopefully something good will come out of this!!! Hang in there.

drbesvold1
03-29-2008, 10:17 AM
thanks all , yes we had good insurance on it and it will be very painfull to see it tommrow , yes we will be rebuilding it this summer and i have had alot of my friends that are going to help me get the new place back up and hopefully close to don with all the insides by nov 1st, there was alot of sentamental stuff in there but we are just glad that no one was in there hurt or killed .

Datdude
03-29-2008, 10:34 AM
Sorry to hear the news

uawaterskier
03-29-2008, 12:44 PM
thanks all , yes we had good insurance on it and it will be very painfull to see it tommrow , yes we will be rebuilding it this summer and i have had alot of my friends that are going to help me get the new place back up and hopefully close to don with all the insides by nov 1st, there was alot of sentamental stuff in there but we are just glad that no one was in there hurt or killed .
sounds like you have a pretty good attitude about the whole situation. It really sucks that this happened, but it sounds like you have some good friends to help you get your new one up in no time. Hang in there

ShamrockIV
03-29-2008, 01:15 PM
man that sukz!!!
good luck on rebuild!!

flipper
03-29-2008, 01:16 PM
That really sucks....sorry to hear that. Like you say, at least nobody was hurt because of it. Keep us posted as to what happened.

h2oskifreak
03-29-2008, 01:52 PM
drvebsvold1, Truely sorry for your circumstances. A few thing to ponder; If you have guaranteed replacement on your policy, why give up your summer and your friends too, hire the re-build done. My cabin was built by an old timer with better skills than me who lived on site and he took on the project as if it was his own.
In fires you will come up with things for years that you will forget now under the stress that are lost. Carry a note pad and write them down as you think of them and inquire w/ your adjuster if there is a way to keep the claim "open" for such items.
One last thing, to everyone who reads this. Video tape your homes every year or two. open every drawer, garage cabinet, etc. I have had a family member go through this and unless you have a video a person never can recall everything you own. Finally, keep the video off site, if that wasn't fully a given. Best of luck in this awful time for you and you family.

sand2snow22
03-29-2008, 02:12 PM
Sorry to hear that. Our lake cabin was built after the previous cabin on the property burned. Rumor has it that the old cabin was for sale for a long time, they were getting a divorce, it wasn't selling in the winter, so the guy burned it down. We bought the land and built a log cabin. I'm sure the insurance company is going to ask questions, they never like paying claims......

peason
03-29-2008, 05:39 PM
Sorry to hear about your cabin - what a bummer. We live on the east side of the Metro on a small lake - come on over and bring your restored boat - to help take care of your fix.
A good friend of mine has cabin burn down last fall - we had a really dry summer in Northern MN and his neighbor kids decided to have a fire- he went over and told them to make sure the fire was out before he left. Any way they didn't and it torched 3 cabins. His neighbor still hasn't made any attempt to apologize - even found out that his neighbor was using his temp power when he was having it rebuilt. The good new is he will now have a new year round home on the water, but he did lose a lot of sentimental pictures and items that were kept at the lake.

School Skier
03-30-2008, 07:20 AM
Sorry about you're cabin! The landscape looks like it is near where we have ours just outside Menominee County in Wisconsin.
Good luck with the rebirth of you're cabin.

mitch
03-30-2008, 09:12 AM
Sorry to hear that, keep us posted.

Monte
03-30-2008, 10:04 AM
Drbesvold, Sorry to hear about your loss. Glad to hear that nobody was injured. H2O skifreak offered some good advice. With replacement cost pol you should be able to hire the work out to a cantractor. That way at least you won't have a problem with loosing the summer.

drbesvold1
03-30-2008, 10:27 AM
Well i was talking to my dad last night and we have alot of help with friends and family that we are going to rebuild it but might just make it bigger this time we hope to have to close to done by nov

jimmer2880
03-30-2008, 06:53 PM
Good luck. That really stinks. Hopefully you won't loose too much water time

SkiDog
03-30-2008, 07:09 PM
Dr., sorry for your loss man, that SUCKS! I guess CSM is really out for you now huh?!:(

Willski
03-30-2008, 07:12 PM
Sorry man. Maybe you can take the situation and make any improvements that you need. Glad to know no one got hurt.

Hammer
03-30-2008, 07:16 PM
Hate to hear that. Hope the rebuild goes well!

drbesvold1
03-30-2008, 09:55 PM
heres some pics that was taken of the burnt down cabin

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drbesvold1
03-30-2008, 09:57 PM
more pics of the burnt down cabin

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dapicatti
03-30-2008, 10:10 PM
OMG! You must be sick. I am so sorry for your loss, it will be hard for your family to take it all in for awhile. I can't imagine how you all feel. You are lucky that you have insurance and no one was hurt, but it still sucks.

drbesvold1
03-30-2008, 10:17 PM
yes we are still in shock and we do have good insurance , but we are just glad no one was hurt or killed , the fire inspector said it was from either the fire place started as a chimney fire or it was started from the furnace there still investigating ,

jrhollow
03-30-2008, 10:19 PM
Look on the bright side, at least the surrounding trees didn't go up with the place. The cabin will be rebuilt in a summer, the trees would have taken years to come back.

flipper
03-31-2008, 12:07 AM
I can imagine all that must take some time to sink in. Glad to see you have a positive outlook on the situation. It's easy for all of us to say "Look at the bright side" kind of stuff, but keep your head up, and build it back better than before. Be sure to keep us posted with pics of the new cabin!!!!!

BrandonKTM
03-31-2008, 10:30 AM
Well, my problems just got a lot less troublesome... Hopefully with all your friends helping out you can turn it into some good times while rebuilding.

east tx skier
03-31-2008, 10:53 AM
So sorry to see that. Glad no one was hurt though. Good luck with the rebuild.

puck_11
03-31-2008, 12:55 PM
That sucks, sorry to hear for your loss. But now you get to build it bigger and better, right? What lake are you on?

chudson
03-31-2008, 02:22 PM
Can't imagine what it's like to lose something like that but no one was hurt and you can build it again!!! Wish you the best !!!

drbesvold1
03-31-2008, 03:01 PM
Im On The Togatic River In Northern Wisconsin

JohnnyB
03-31-2008, 06:11 PM
Im On The Togatic River In Northern Wisconsin


Where do you ski in that area????

drbesvold1
03-31-2008, 07:00 PM
Theres A Few Lakes In That Area I Ski On , Crystal Lake Is The Main Lake But I Do Alot Of My Skiing Down In The Twin Cities Cause I Keep My Boat Down Here With Me

jrhollow
03-31-2008, 07:11 PM
Where do you ski in the Twin Cities?

drbesvold1
03-31-2008, 07:24 PM
Long Lake Off Of 394 A Great Lake That I Started Going To Last Summer A Few Times Until My Mc Went To Crap On Me

C36
03-31-2008, 07:25 PM
drbesvold1:

Sorry to read through this thread about the loss of your cabin. My heart sank when I saw the pictures. Although some of the "things" are gone, I hope you can take comfort in the fact that you still have the place and the memories of the old cabin with you and hopeful there are more great memories to come in future at your place by the lake.

I hope the process of rebuilding is a postive one - sounds like you have a lot of people willing to lend a shoulder to the project. My parents still often talk about living in a tent while they built ours. Hope all goes well with the reconstruction.

SkiDog
03-31-2008, 07:56 PM
Any guns in the safe? How'd they fare?

drbesvold1
04-04-2008, 09:08 AM
Any guns in the safe? How'd they fare? YES THERE WERE GUNS IN THE SAFE AND MINOR DAMAGE TO THE STALKS WITH OVER 2000 DEGREE HEAT SOURCE SO THEY ARE IN THE GUNSMITH GETTING REDONE OTHER THEN THAT THEY ARE FINE ,

LKNMC
04-04-2008, 11:02 AM
Sorry to hear

good luck with the rebuild