So was talking to Sienna's teacher and it turns out she was really close friends with the former owner of our home. I had heard from "the welcome wagon" that my house had burned before but I was never able to find any more information. ANYWAY, the story is that Marilyn and her husband had designed this home and it was almost complete. The builder was doing the final touches like flooring and paint. They had moved a bunch of their furniture and antiques into the basement waiting to move in. The builder employed both union and non-union workers. One of the non-union workers decided he was mad that he wasn't getting equal treatment and took out his anger by burning the house TO THE GROUND!! Wow. THey had to start over. So this is my house v2.1. It's almost too bad there was nothing more sinister than that - you know, like a well under the basement or a graveyard that curls my forks and spoons - so that I could be all creeped out about my haunted house. I'd have a hard time getting babysitters and i'd type "All work and no play makes shelby..."
"don't mind if I do...BWAH AHA HAH AH HAH HA!"
P.s. you can still donate to our run (even just a couple bucks would help out a lot and you'd be my best friend):