Insurance inventory spreadsheets still dominate much of our time and conversation each week and the lack of siding on our house is a constant reminder that we are still in fire recovery- two and a half years later.
Sometimes, when it feels like we will never be completely recovered, it helps to take a look back at where we've been and then take a good look at where we are now.
In honor of Throwback Thursday, let's take a look at the kitchen.
This was our kitchen, post-fire, fall of 2011.
The darkness at the top of this photo is not shadowing- it is soot. This scene left me speechless and in tears.
This was our kitchen, post-fire, mid-demolition, in the spring of 2012.
The kitchen floor was red, but you can't see that under the layers of ash and debris. This scene left me saying "no more ugly counter tops!" (Also, "we're not moving home any time soon, are we?")
It was a long, long road, but...
This is our kitchen today.
This scene makes me say "ahhh."
We may never get this mess completely behind us, but the kitchen is open and that's the heart of the home.
It's all good.