House Fire Saga Update #2 - June 20, 2019

Update May 2020 - I'm currently going back through my Facebook posts and deciding what I want to leave up for public consumption and what I want to leave private (mostly photos of family that I don't want to leave accessible forever). I thought posting the text of those posts, along with some of the photos I'm okay with leaving public, here on the blog and backdating the posts to the days they went up would be a good alternative.

If you've landed here in the midst of a difficult season (that is difficult for no fault of your own), I hope this helps. Leave a comment or send me a message (catpollockwrites @ gmail .com - remove the spaces) if you want someone to talk to, or even just someone to listen.


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:32PM

House fire saga update #2:

We snuck into the house (again) today and took a look around. A few of the things that made it through are in today's pictures.

1) a stack of water bottles in my uncle's bedroom
2) dad's bible and Sunday School book

3) a cross stitch piece my youngest sister made years ago - the frame and backing were wreaked, but the piece itself is just fine because the glass protected it from the soot.

On a less optimistic note, one potential longer term temporary housing solution fell through this afternoon. Working on something else, but... its disheartening. Please be praying for something even better than what we hoped the one that fell through would be.

On a much brighter note, my youngest nephew (one of the ones who lived in the house) took his first steps.

Love you all, and thank you family, friends and community for having stepped up and continuing to step up. What's happened is overwhelming in an awful way, but your love and support is overwhelming in the opposite way.