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Hope is gone -- along with the house (photo's)

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

We have learned the fate of our summer home last night -- it's gone. Flattened out like a pancake as it raged through our small 1/3 acre lot. There are aerial photo's posted on the Internet at dailymailco.uk so if you're interested you can look. Our home is pictured in photo's #1 and #4. Look for the big white motor home on the right side of the picture, down toward the bottom. Next to it you can spot our brand new driveway. #4 let's you see that the spot where our house was is just flattened rubble. As ridiculous as it sounds, the trees look as though they were unharmed. And right next door to us it took the house, but left the detached garage & workshed. All the homes on the other side of the street were spared, so it's just skipping and jumping around, but as far as I can tell on our side of the street it's all wiped out.

This is #4 photo so it shows our "rubble" over on the far right. Find the motor home and move inward a little. The next photo will be of #1.


I know it will change the lives of many people in our community, and while it is hard to face losing a home with the contents that formed your life, at least we are alive and so are our furbabies (2 cats, 1 dog). The lives of the 19 brave firemen are gone and it is something their families will live with forever. A very sad turn of events.

Now it's important to look forward, depression never helps at a time like this. And even if this tragedy did not impact YOU, it can still serve as a lesson to all of us to never take what we have for granted. Life is a valuable thing worth more than any of the collectibles you may have around your home, regardless of its value.

Thank you, Sparkers, for your many messages, the support, the prayers! If I don't get the time to answer each of you personally I hope you will understand.

Hugs to all of you who have shown me such love! Eve
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MSHEL7 7/20/2013 11:40AM

    I am so sorry for your loss, I can't even imagine something like that. I am so glad that you and your family were able to get out and be safe.

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STAY39 7/19/2013 8:24PM

    this is so awful! so sorry for you! emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/19/2013 10:54AM

    I'm just now making the connection between your post on my blog and this terrible tragedy. I'm so sorry for all who have been affected.

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SUGARSMOM2 7/15/2013 12:39PM

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FIRECOM 7/14/2013 4:11PM

    God bless you and yours.

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LUVTOBOWL 7/7/2013 7:47PM

    Eve, I'm emoticon to hear about your summer home. Even in tragedy there is something to be thankful for - I thank God you weren't in the home at the time.

Prayers and hugs!

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KATYUNLEASHED 7/5/2013 8:34PM

    You are in my thoughts. emoticon

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LIS193 7/4/2013 7:32PM

    So sorry to hear you have lost your summer home. It held many precious memories as well as "stuff". Keep the memories in your heart and remember that "stuff" can be replaced.
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VITCHY-VICKI 7/4/2013 1:36PM

    Eve sorry about the summer home but so glad you all got out fine that is the most important thing - Thoughts and prayers going your way

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AJINMN 7/4/2013 11:29AM

    I am so sorry the house is gone, but happy that you are still here with us.

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JACK714 7/4/2013 9:25AM

    Sorry to hear such bad news. Sounds like you are doing okay though. Keep smiling.

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PURPLELVR7 7/4/2013 9:20AM

    So very sorry, my prayers are with everyone affected by the fires. God bless you and all the other affected by this tragedy.



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LCERVERA 7/4/2013 7:24AM

    So very sorry. God bless you and all the other affected by this tragedy.

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GRACEISENUF 7/3/2013 10:42PM

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the pictures leave me speechless Eve, love and hugs my friend

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ARTJAC 7/3/2013 9:38PM

    SO SORRY TO HEAR YOU LOST YOUR HOME EVE BUT LIKE YOU SAY YOU ARE SAFE emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 7/3/2013 9:36PM

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BESCATS 7/3/2013 9:23PM

    Oh Eve, I am so sorry that your house wasn't spared. The devastation is so horrible, and the loss of the 19 firefighters is just unimaginable !! What their families must be going through.

It does make you realize that life can be very short, and you just never know what can happen. I would find it hard to not be depressed, and would have to focus on the positive aspects of being alive.

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JENSHAINES 7/3/2013 8:03PM

    I'm so, so sorry to read this. I'm glad that your family and furbabies survived. Those we love are really the most important.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 7/3/2013 7:53PM

    I am so very sorry.... emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 7/3/2013 7:21PM

    Oh so sad. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad you are safe and alive. God Bless. emoticon

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SKATER787 7/3/2013 7:21PM

    Sorry to hear that Eve. Sudden catastrophic loss like this just makes you feel horrible. If it makes you ask why me, or somehow, it's your fault. You are not alone. I've been there and done that for losing my life saving suddenly in penny stocks. You've done nothing wrong. Why you? It's nothing personal, fires just happened to cross path with you. It's nature. It's going to be hard the first few days/weeks. But you are not alone. This will also open your eyes to see that disasters happen everyday. We just didn't feel it because it never happened to us like this before. Hang in there. You have a lot of support here.
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SMALLONE22 7/3/2013 7:06PM

    So sorry for your loss, but thankful you and the furbabies all made it out ok.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 7/3/2013 6:48PM

    so sorry to hear but praise God you and your family are well

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MICHIGANLORI 7/3/2013 5:35PM

    I'm so sorry. emoticon

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LJCANNON 7/3/2013 4:30PM

    emoticon Sending Prayers and HUGS from Oklahoma!



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CATLADY52 7/3/2013 4:24PM

    I am so sorry. emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 7/3/2013 3:34PM

    Sorry to hear of your loss and of all the others who have experienced it along with you. Thankful you, DH and your fur babies are all safe, as you are not replaceable. You are handling this very well.

Hugs,
Shirl

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TRISTAROSE 7/3/2013 3:29PM

    So sorry for the loss of your Mountain Home. Hopefully, when they allow you in there,
you will be able to find some things that can be saved. I'm just so glad you all got out of there when you did.

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ROSAMARCELLE 7/3/2013 3:27PM

    I am so sorry you have lost so much and even more sad to here about the firefighters who lost their lives. Thank goodness you are safe though. emoticon emoticon

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WHITNEYTEACHER 7/3/2013 3:12PM

    Thanks for posting the updated pictures. We've all been thinking about you and hoping for the best. Like you say though, at least your family is safe and that's really what counts. emoticon

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LASARRE 7/3/2013 2:55PM

    So sorry about the loss of your summer home. It is just devastating.

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LYNETTEMOM 7/3/2013 2:48PM

    Dear Eve,
So very sad to hear that your mountain home is gone. But you are sounding good and I hope that you are able to bounce back from this tragedy.
Thinking of you,
L

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MSFRANKI1 7/3/2013 2:44PM

  Eve I was SO hoping that yours was spared. So sorry to hear that was not the case. If you need to stay here later to check on things~ mi casa su casa (or however "my home is your home" is spelled. Don't get a hotel- there's plenty of room here. Dear one please give DH our best. emoticon

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COANNIE 7/3/2013 2:41PM

    I am so sorry. These fires are horrible. I have lived most of my life in Arizona and Colorado, and we've felt pretty secure from the natural disasters that have befallen so many other parts of the country. It's hard to accept that this seems to be the future for us.

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 7/3/2013 2:30PM

    Oh Eve!!! I'm so sorry to hear that your house wasn't spared from the fire.
As you mentioned you and your "family" are safe and that is what is most important in a situation like this.

Hugs & prayers coming your way. ~Berta~

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WARRIORGIRL121 7/3/2013 2:23PM

    Honey, I'm so sorry to hear this. Praying for you and all the affected families as you move forward. God bless you. emoticon

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LAC936 7/3/2013 2:16PM

    Eve, I'm sorry you lost your home but rejoice you gained a new attitude of what's important! You can replace "things", but you and your DH saved your furbabies. I'm sure you have some memento, but nothing compares to gratitude for being safe. You are an inspiration to those going through trying times.
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OLDERDANDRT 7/3/2013 2:01PM

    Dearest Eve, you are right that you have what's important.....your lives and your fur babies lives. Plus you have your other home, but oh such loss. I'm in tears right now for you and my heart aches, but also for those others that lost everything and the firefighters who lost their lives. It's such a devastating thing! These pictures really show the complete loss of soooo much!! Almost hard to believe the total consumption of solid things, like houses!!!!! I wish there were something I could do, but I can't blink my eyes and make it all like it was ( tho I would if I could!) (((HUGS))) (((HUGS))) (((HUGS))) (((HUGS))) (((HUGS))) (((HUGS))) ((HUGS))

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RUNNING-TURTLE 7/3/2013 1:48PM

    So sorry to hear that. For all of the people out there. It's just horrible. Praying for everyone who was in the line of those fires, and hoping it ends soon.

*HUGS*

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TINAXX1 7/3/2013 1:47PM

   

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