This is what remains of our house.
This is what remains of my lovely studio.
And our stove.
And I found a few still life objects. I dug through the ashes to get these out. I did find one white cup intact (porcelain, from Germany), which I kept. All the rest that looked whole, crumbled in my hands. I also found a small turp can, which you can see a picture of on my blog.
It was sad to see the damage, but also much needed closure. Now instead of picturing our lovely house in our minds the way it was, we see this. And that's ok. Because this is the reality. And now - ON to the next chapter!! Oregon or bust.