A fire broke out at the local A&P yesterday, and the store was still closed today. So I went to the Sav-A-Center on Tchoupitoulas to buy ingredients for curried tomato bisque.
Wow. All registers were open, yet the lines were so long that they extened into the grocery ailses. The wait was so long I had to bust out a beverage from my cart.
In fact, the wait was so long that I had time to call Fidelity insurance and check the status of our flood claim. Understand, you’ve gotta wait on hold forever before you can talk to a live human being.
But when the guy told me they were cutting a check for 80-odd thousand dollars, I nearly dropped my phone.
How could it be that much? Even if it includes the homeowner’s settlement — which it shouldn’t — and the contents claim — which it shouldn’t — 80K seems like too much.
This has me worried, because my understanding is that if your house is damaged beyond 50% of its value, you have to elevate the whole thing above the floodplain. I don’t know what to make of it.