The sun was breaking through the morning clouds when Janice and Larry arrived at the Tongs’ house. Wendy and Harold greeted them at the door and welcomed them inside.
“Dr. Jeffrey told us you’re interested in talking about refiring,” Wendy said as she showed them to the living room. “That term took us aback, because we’ve been through a major refiring—literally.”
“What do you mean?” asked Janice.
“Our original home was burned down in the wildfires that devastated this area a few years ago,” said Harold. “Talk about refiring. We had to refire from the ground up.”
“That must have been awful. What did you do?” asked Larry.
“We rented ...