Disaster

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I guess I haven’t been much in a writing mood lately. Was my last post really a week ago? I guess I’ve been spending most of my spare time reading lately, plus now that I can check emails with my phone, I don’t really sit at my computer as much anymore. Not sure if that is a good or a bad thing.

Speaking of bad things reminds me of the house in the above photo. I’ve watched it being built over the summer, the beautiful wood and stone work, the flowing design. I particularly liked the way the multiple windows were set together, and wondered if it was something we could incorporate if we ever got around to doing our own addition. With that in mind, about a month ago, I took this photo with my new phone. I thought it would be nice to have a photo reminder, plus have the name of the contractor in case we had questions later.

Fast forward to yesterday. I drove by and saw this:

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. And it broke my heart, knowing that someone, maybe a family, was waiting with anticipation to inhabit their beautiful new custom home. Possibly their dream come true. Can you imagine?

David thinks it was likely faulty wiring, but maybe it was something else, something sinister. Although, how someone could do such a horrible thing is hard to imagine. I hope the builders were insured, and the owners decide to build again, but I can imagine that such a tragedy would be seared into the memory of the place, during what should have been only a happy and exciting time.

Another reminder to be grateful for what we have now, because you truly never know.

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4 thoughts on “Disaster

  1. That is terrible!!

  2. Terrible, such a lovely home, ruined… I often wonder why such things happen to us…

  3. Terrible! We really, really don’t know. And it can all change in a second. Just like that neighborhood south of san francisco and the gas pipe explosion.

    Every moment counts…

    (I need to take a lesson from your reading habit… it has NOT been a priority and my brain needs it!)

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