Back in mid-December, we had a mini-tornado go down our street. In Oklahoma, this is fairly common. It didn't do major distruction, like what appears on the news so often. But it did blow the shingles off my roof.
We called the insurance company to come and inspect the roof, and got a real jerk, of course! He refused to give us full replacement value on the roof - which is the type of coverage we have - but offered us only a small fraction of what we needed.
We protested. The claims adjuster said, get a roofer out there to give us a bid and we'll talk. So, we interviewed a few roofers, all of which said we needed a whole new roof, and we got back in touch with our insurance company.
First, we scheduled the jerk to come and re-inspect with our first choice roofer, but the guy mysteriously stopped returning our calls (What's up with that?!) So, we scheduled him to re-inspect with our second choice roofer.
The jerk never called roofer #2, so he was a no-show at the appointment. SO, blaming roofer #2, he says - in essence - "you're not going to get a whole new roof anyway, why are you bothering?"
Needless to say, we need a miracle, because we need a roof! We've had nothing but a tarp over our heads for months, and the understructure is rotting away. We need a major miracle!!
So, all you prayers, start sending them up for me please! I've seen some amazing things in my time in response to devout people's prayers, so I have no doubt that prayer works.