Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pictures

Here are a few shots that were taken towards the end.





Note the icicles hanging off the charred wood. You might have to click on the photo to enlarge it to see them, but it was mighty cold that morning.

And when it was all said and done ...



Not much left.

49 comments:

The Smith Family said...

:(
I know the reality isn't pretty right now, T. Sending well wishes & good luck & all the prayers I can muster your way.

Annie said...

Oh Travis! So very, very sad. Yet, what a praise that the boys weren't home and that you and the mrs got out safely.

Hang in there.

Gary Corby said...

It must be so heartbreaking for you to look at. I really feel for you, Travis.

Your experience has caused me to check our fire extinguishers and put more about the house, revise our exit strategies and check our fire alarms.

the walking man said...

Suck is when life chooses your stuff to give firefighters a place to practice their craft. It get's better dude.

McKoala said...

Horrific. Amazing, but wonderful, that you escaped.

Georgie B said...

Damn.

ARCHAVIST said...

I went through this about ten years ago - it's a nightmare. But it'll work out with time.
Best wishes

Hilary said...

Heart-wrenching to see from a distance in photos. I just can't imagine how you felt. Continuing to send warmest thoughts your way.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Continuing to pray for the Erwin family, and hope you have a good place to stay "in the meantime." ((((((Travis))))))

pita-woman said...

Wow, when you said "total loss", you weren't exaggerating.
I hope the re-building process gets started asap!!

pattinase (abbott) said...

My kids can't bear to go past their intact childhood home. I can't imagine what looking at this is like.

Beth said...

Powerful, disturbing pictures.

Kath Calarco said...

Travis, it's amazing that everyone survived. That has to give you something to hang on to.

As I view the pics I can't help but envision forest fires and how through their devastation, they bring a new beginning.

Sending good thoughts for a fabulous new start.

debra said...

If a picture is worth a thousand words, it's all been said, I guess. I am soglad you are all ok.

Janna Qualman said...

It took a great level of acceptance on your part to share the photos. Thanks for posting them.

spyscribbler said...

Wow. That is something. It's flattened, practically.

Crap.

alex keto said...

Wow, as you said, not much left

Monnik said...

Wow - you're right. Not much left... Continued prayers coming your way from the Monnik household.

twoblueday said...

So glad no one was injured.

A sad sight indeed.

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh Travis...you're still in my prayers. :-)

Charles Gramlich said...

Nothing really to say to that.

Kristen Painter said...

You're in my prayers. What hard pictures to look at.

Kathryn Magendie said...

:-( I'm so sorry.

Poetry Sue said...

oh wow. My heart goes out to you and your boys. keep your eyes open for our package in the next few weeks...

Bubblewench said...

Wow. Just keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Travis. I'm just still so glad that none of you got hurt.

Barrie said...

Those pictures tell a very sad story. Hang in there, Travis.

Melanie Avila said...

Wow. I'm so sorry.

Michelle said...

Wow, so so sad.

Jo Beaufoix said...

So sorry Travis. Am over from Bubblewench's and sending good thoughts.

PurpleGreenPops.com said...

First time visitor.

Sorry to see your house laying in ruins.

My father had a small construction and remodeling business, and did smoke damage and fire restoration too.

So I've seen many a house that caught on fire, from grease in the kitchen to a Christmas tree that was too dry.

You seem to have a lot of support from bloggers the world over.

Hang in there. And God bless.

MariaGeraci said...

Travis, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Nnairda's said...

What a tragedy! The light at the end of the tunnel is the safety of you and your family. That's truly a blessing.

preTzel said...

The reality is like a smack in the face. I'm so sorry that you and your family lost so much Travis.

I can't wait until you start blogging about the rebuilding because we can all rejoice in the fact that from out of the ashes arose a new home for my favorite Pirate. :) Of course then you'll be a Phoenix Pirate but a pirate none the less.

Janie said...

Oh, my Lord. I'm so very glad y'all are alive and well!! Thank God.

Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

amelia bedelia said...

I am so sorry for all the heartache you and your family have suffered. I found you through Janie, Sounding Forth. We are close, Dalhart. So sorry.

sex scenes at starbucks said...

Oh my God, you truly have to see it to believe it. Oh, Travis...

lisaalber said...

That old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is so true. In this case, unfortunately so. I'm so sorry!

Cloudia said...

Hang in there Travis! We love you and are sending you waves of positive "vibes" as well as material comfort. So glad that you folks walked away.
Warm Aloha, Friend!

Ello said...

My heart hurts for you and your family. I wish you only the best for the rest of the year and always.

Josh said...

wow, simply wow

Stacy said...

I'm amazed you managed to retrieve anything from that.

Debbielou said...

Just pleased that you are all ok x

dizzblnd said...

WOW How heart wrenching that is. I hope all is going well in the healing process. You have a great support network. You are still in my thoughts and prayers

NAVAL LANGA said...

These are the photos of 'Moments'. And such photos go into history.

Naval Langa

Leslie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm glad no one was injured. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Junosmom said...

How sad to see one's physical belonging reduced to that. Remember though, it wasn't your life, it was your things. Your life, your family, is still with you as are all your bloggy friends. Even with the destruction, I can see in the distance the beauty of the area where you live. I hope you can see the beauty in it again soon.

Mary said...

I'm speechless.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Oh, Travis, I don't know what to say to such devastation. Hope your life gets back to some semblance of normal soon.

Travis said...

Whoa. Hang in there.