a family friend flew over the McEwan home today and confirmed what we already suspected: there is nothing to come home to.
his parents are with us now, and devastated beyond belief. 40+ years of memories in that home, on that island...all traces gone. the place we were married. Jason's elementary school. his uncle's store. their home. so many homes and businesses. everything...just...gone.
Mom did take a minute to pack up a few irreplaceable family mementos before evacuating before the storm hit Lava. they're with us for safe keeping until they can establish a new home, somewhere. they hope to rebuild, but we don't know yet if that will even be possible.
lots of sadness today as reality sets in, followed immediately by deep gratitude that they are safe and sound and here, not there.
so many of our friends are now homeless. it's hard to take it all in at the moment, really. unfathomable.
Oh, Thuggie, I'm so sorry to read this.
If there's anything we're able to do to ease your family's difficulty,,,