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Building Update!

I know….most of you thought that maybe we all fell off the face of the earth!  I’m here to tell you we didn’t!  We have been swamped!  The past month has been full of fun!  Most of which I will tell you about in the next post, but for right now, here is the excitement!

With A LOT of hard work, and a few extra hands here and there, The Rancher and I have officially gotten the house up and nearly completed…..on the outside.  Do you think we are superheros?!  Of course we haven’t gotten the inside done!  I’ll get some pics of that later!  But alas no more waiting for pictures (and I do appreciated you all being so patient).  Here they are!

Fire Collage

We have done EVERYTHING so far ourselves with the help of a few amazing friends and family.  Thank You to all!  It is coming along!

PicMonkey Collage

The Aftermath


This is the aftermath.  We are still alive, and that is the good thing, the bad thing is that the four of us are living in a one room bunkhouse trying to not step over each other.   The insurance has been great to work with so far, we are waiting on paperwork still.  The insurance check will only be about 1/2 of what we will need to replace the house because of the age of the house.  So currently we are trying to create some more living space by making the garage into a living area as inexpensively as possible.  We are a wreck right now but we will make it through this.




Nora helping with the construction of the garage/living area space


Burnt woodstove…nope this wasn’t what caused the fire…it was electrical


Cody in his “old room”…sad…



Holly is safe and sound too!

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Kids helping with the project to have a little more space until we can figure out a house in the summer.


Thank you to all who have supported us through this mess we are in.  There are still funds set up at Western Dakota Bank in Timber Lake, SD and at the Go Fund Me Site that was set up by Lacey Cooper for us.