Saturday, June 11, 2011

About the House Fire

 The accident happened around 9 a.m., June 10.
Mike had been raku firing and was back in the house. Later when he heard crackling noises, he looked in the garage. There was a fire started which could have been put out, but the the fire extinguisher pin would not budge. In no time the fire spread.


Three or four fire departments responded and did good work. I think someone counted up to 75 firefighters.


The house is a total loss, but we've already rescued some important items, such as the blue prints. We plan to rebuild.

The news spread almost as fast as the fire. Love, prayers and provision are pouring in. We feel God's presence. THANK YOU ALL.

Mike was sent to ER for burns on hands and arm. The doctor was more concerned about possible smoke inhalation, so he was admitted overnight for observation. We hope to leave the hospital today and set to work.

17 comments:

Kim said...

Oh my, seeing the photos causes a lump to form in my throat. SOOOO thankful you are both okay, and Mike doesn't have more extensive injuries!

How wonderful that God provides through His people all that we need in times like this. Continuing to pray for you and look forward to seeing what we can do to help in the months ahead.

Cotehele said...

Oh my goodness, I had no idea. Was this yesterday? The Fairmount tanker truck passed me on my way to work about that time. I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of visiting your home, but I know is was a lovely, peaceful, respite from the world.

Festival on the Green is all day today, so I cannot offer any help until tomorrow. Please let me know what I can do to help and how to contact you.

With love and prayers,
Judy

Tori said...

Oh Rita, my heart is hurting for you right now. Praising God for His protection over you and Mike and praying that He comforts you as only He can.

Kathy said...

Aunt Rita and Uncle Mike,
I am so glad to hear everyone is okay! We are praying for you.
love ya,
Paul and Kathy Goossen

Mari said...

I'm here from Kim's blog. She posted about this so I've been praying. I hope Mike comes home today and am so thankful that there were no other injuries.

Mozi Esmé said...

I'm so sorry! Glad you are okay... and praying for you in the days ahead.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

We are all thankful that Mike was not seriously hurt!

Prayers for protection, endurance and God's awesome provision as you begin the rebuilding process!

Blessings
R

The Bug said...

Oh Rita - let me know if there's anything I can do. I think we're only a couple of hours away...

BARBIE said...

I came to your blog today from "Make Music from MY Heart to Yours". I am sorry to hear about the fire and that lost your home. However, very thankful you are okay and have managed to salvage some of your things. Will be praying for you!

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

how scary, glad you were all able to get out. sorry for your loss

LuAnn said...

Rita and Mike~
So sorry for your loss. Thanks be to God that you are both o.k. Pray for quick healing for Mike.
You both will be in prayers as you start to clean up and think about rebuilding.

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

Oh, Rita. I am so so so very sorry. I absolutely cannot imagine what you are going through. But I am praising God that you DO, in fact, feel Him with you, for He always is. And I pray that you will continue to seek Him, love Him, praise Him, and feel Him as you walk through this thing. I especially pray for complete and speedy healing for Mike.

All is Grace,
Lori

Jewel said...

Siento mucho en escucharse del fuego en su casa. Oro que usted y Mike continuará sentirse la presencia de Dios como recupera y reedifica. Oro que usted se sentirá el amor de su iglesia, de la familia, y de la comunidad durante esta vez. <3 Jewel (from your SPA 237 class)

Lisa said...

Oh Rita! I'm SO sorry! What an awful thing. So glad you are both ok. Praying for God's peace as you go through this process.

debi9kids said...

OMgoodness. Just heart about your fire on Project 365.
So glad you're both ok and that you're being taken care of by loved ones.

Angie said...

Rita & Mike,

So sorry for your loss. My prayer is for healing and God's sustaining strength!

Oldfangled said...

Soooo glad everyone is safe.