Friday, November 5, 2010

Life continues

This little community continues to amaze me. The great community of Sunshine is doing it's best to keep the love flowing. We have had pot luck dinners, FAC (Friday afternoon clubs), and social gathering about every two weeks since the Sheriff let us back into our little town. About half the attendees are driving up from our exile in Boulder to socialize with the folks that didn't get burnt out.

I am not spending much time at the site of our old home. It is still too hard. I do get to see Milo once in a while. He is staying with his mother and sister at my brother-in-laws house. It would be almost impossible for my big buddy to stay in town with us. He would tear our rental house apart. He suffers from separation anxiety and scratches the doors, barks and howls until someone comes home. Not a good situation. This way he can romp and play in his usual neighborhood. Besides, he would miss chasing the bears.

Some of our great neighbors that lost their homes are not going to rebuild. We will miss them.

Although nobody died in the fire, we did lose Scott. He was diagnosed with bone cancer and died a few weeks later. Scott was a wonderful guy. He kept the neighborhood up and on-line. Our love goes out to his wife, Mary and their daughter, Gigi. I can't imagine how strong Mary must be, losing her home and husband within a couple of weeks of each other.

The band is planning a party at the Outlook Hotel on Friday, December the 3rd. I hope you all can come and raise a toast to surviving.


ADB said...

Amazing is the word, David. Although it is sad that some will not return to Sunshine, those that will are showing remarkable resilience after losing so much. My sympathies to the family and friends of Scott.

Amanda said...

Gosh David. I've been following your story. Your strength is so amazing, I know this entire situation must be so hard on you all. Continue to know you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many miles away from you.

Lori said...

I'm glad Milo is able to stay in the country, but I hate that he has to be apart from you right now. So sorry for the loss of your friend, though.