Anonymous Devotee from USA says: Dear Hetal Ji, first of all I would like to thank you and your team a lot for doing this great work. Please do not disclose my email id. And you can mention my name as Sai daughter.
I am living in US from past 10 years. I just started my own business about 2 years ago. This incidence happened about 2 months ago. One of the machines in my office was old and it was not working properly. So I ordered a new machine and they came and installed the machine. Everything was good for one week. But on Saturday, we started working at 9 am and it was supposed to be a busy day for me. So I finished my first 2 clients and then one of assistants saw that there was water leaking from the new machine. We immediately stopped working, switched off all the machines and called all the other clients and rescheduled their appointments. I would like to mention here that I was leasing this place and it is on the second floor. So after that I thought it was no big deal, probably the installation guy did some minor mistake and he would fix it on Monday since they are not open the weekends. Thinking this way, I started cleaning up the mess.
As soon as I was done cleaning all that mess, then came the shock. My landlord came into my office and asked if there was any problem. I told her everything and I told that the installation guy will come and fix it on Monday. But she told me it is not a small problem and I should call my insurance guys on Monday instead of the installation. I was surprised to hear that and could not get her. Then she explained me in detail saying that the business downstairs is all flooded with water and it was pouring like rain over there. I could not believe it. When I went downstairs it was all water over there and they had to close the business downstairs too. My landlord scared me saying that it is a major damage and I should repair everything. I was shocked to hear that. I did not know what to do. Estimated repairs would be around hundred thousand dollars if my insurance did not cover it. I had no idea, what insurance would cover because it was my property insurance so it would take care of my property damages, but not the business downstairs. While I was thinking about all these my landlord came again and she told me that she cannot leave the roof and floor wet till Monday and something has to be done to dry it out before it can damage more. And she told I have to call my insurance and try to get hold of someone and get the drying process started if not I should pay on my own for the drying process, which would be estimated around 10,000 dollars. I did not have any choice so I told her I will try calling my insurance. I came into my office and first thing I did is prayed sincerely to my Baba to take care of this problem and help me out. I told Him “I know there might be a good reason why You are doing all this to me, but please help me because I don’t have that much money to pay them and You already know that my husband and me are trying hard to save money to go back to India for good, so please help us deva’’. I did not have much time to talk to Baba because my landlord was waiting for me. Then I called my insurance expecting to leave a message as it was weekend. But my Baba already started taking care of me. One of the lady answered the phone and told me that she will send the message to a local person, who is in charge and he should be calling me within one hour. I was in tears and thanked Baba that at least someone answered my phone. When I told about this to my landlord, she was very much surprised that someone answered during the weekend. While we waited, someone did call and asked me what was going on. He again told that he will send someone to come and take a look at it and see if it was under my coverage to take care of the problem otherwise the landlord should call her insurance to take care of it. When I told my landlord about this, she was not at all happy and she told that she already tried to call her insurance and since it is weekend nobody is answering it and that I should pay for the dry out if my insurance does not cover it. I was very sad and was about to start crying, but I just prayed to Baba to give me strength to face all this and hold my tears inside. So I was just waiting for the assessor to come and was praying Om Sai Nathaya Namaha. In the mean time my husband came and we both were waiting for the assessor. Finally around 4 pm, the assessor came and he told that it is the mistake of the installation company and they should be responsible for all this. So I thought that I will be losing $10,000 dollars for the dry out because that company was not answering and I was crying inside and still chanting Om Sai Nathaya Namaha. Then that person told that he will take care of everything and will go after the installation company later. What a relief was that. I went inside thanked Baba to my heart’s content and cried all my heart out in front of Him. Thanks a lot Baba for taking care of everything. So from that moment everything is being taken care by insurance. I had to close my business for 10 days and I was afraid that I would lose my clients because we had to reschedule them after 3 weeks (as my book was full for three weeks), but by Baba’s grace none of them left our office. Even now the process is not complete yet, but I am sure my Baba will take care of it. So, as of now I am just paying 1,000 dollars deductible (which my insurance will give back to me once the installation company pays them in full) and my premium will remain the same. All this happened only because of my Baba. Thanks a lot Baba, we all love You a lot. Please bless everybody. Thank You.
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