Had this posted in the wrong forum. Let's try again:
The local news channel's site has a report & video clip of my house burning down. I didn't think to look until today.
Moved into my temporary room a few days ago. Two nice housemates, three if you count the dog. The owner (one of the housemates) provided a dresser and futon, saving me the cost of buying a bed for now. The only real downside is that the furnace isn't working, but a comforter from the local thrift shop and a small heater keep the room and me plenty warm. Incidentally the dog is a herding dog/pit bull mix. Very smart.
ETA- Got myself a small side table & lamp from the thrift stores today. Both of them are of the "only at a thrift store" variety. Lots of character. The lamp has a collapsible cylindrical shade, and the power cord looks like it came from some sort of heavy shop equipment. The table has an upper shelf that's just large enough to hold a lamp, and has a home- made replacement drawer that doesn't quite close all the way. An added bonus: Someone left the Chick Tract This Was Your Life in the drawer. Hilariously bad.
ETA2 - Test driving Imagur with pics of the funky new furniture & Chick Tract: