Here are some of the pictures I took right after we got the go ahead to go back into the tea shop.
They really don't do it justice. It was too dark in the back of the shop to actually see any of the fire damage.
Our main problem is the smoke damage..it REEKED in there..every day I got home I had to wash my hair 3 to 4 times and it would still have a slight smoky smell.
It was horrible knowing that we had just the night before, finished blending all the teas and had the shelves totally full and ready to rock.
When we opened up the tins they all smelled like smoke, ironically, the Lapsang Souchong which is supposed to smell smoky, had absolutely no smell to it whatsoever.
Fortunately the company that specializes in fire and water damage arrived ASAP and I just talked to them yesterday and all of our furniture is smoke free and like brand new.
The shop , as of Wednesday is smoke free and now we are just waiting on the contractor to paint the walls and put the new ceilings in.
Again, thanks to everyone for the support. When we re-open we are going to break the shop in right, with a PARTY !!!!