Windsor green residents pick up keys, move in
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:21:24 GMT —
Windsor Green residents had the chance to pick up keys to their brand new condos on Saturday.
For nine months, residents have looked forward to moving in after a massive wildfire in March burned down 26 buildings, destroyed 110 condo units, and forced nearly 200 people from their homes.
Susan Hartofil and her husband's condominium unit was the first to burst in flames. They had been living at Windsor Green since 2011.
On Saturday morning, they went to pick up the keys to their newly-built condo.
"My stomach is doing flip flops right now. I can't believe how great it is to see the place. And it looks very similar to the way we bought it," said Susan.
Susan's daughter, Shannon, was also there on Saturday to support and help her parents as they prepared to move back home for the holidays.
"I'm very happy that they're back in by the holidays and getting the ball rolling on putting their lives back together," Shannon said.
Ultimately, the Hartofils expect to have their furniture delivered by late December and will then move in.
However, there were others who showed up at the condos Saturday with U-Haul vans and moving trucks.
All of these families were able to move back into their homes with A&I Fire and Water Restoration, as well as their subcontractor, You've Got it Maid, who helped clean the condos this week so residents could move in before Christmas.
Residents will continue moving in on Sunday.