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Help David, Karen & Annie

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Raised by 44 people in 6 months
Camp Fire Victims  --  Our names are David, Karen and Annie.   We are the owners of the historic Rock House restaurant located in Yankee Hill On Hwy 70.  Before the sun rose Friday morning  The historic icon was laying in ruins along with our home, equipement, income and our life savings.  The original 18" thick rock walls are still standing and we hope to begin rebuilding immediately, only we have nothing left to put into it and no fire insurance.  This will be tough as we put our hearts and souls into this place, all we want to do is cry, but we will push through as we have always done and we will stand taller than before.  With Gods help anything is possible and we will not quit.  The Rock House was built in 1937 using horse and wagon to locally source the rock it was built with.  When we purchased the Rock House in 2014 it had been closed for a number of years after Bob Ausmus passed away, sitting vacant and in need of repair.  We gave it everything we had and brought the Rock House vibrantly back to life.  With a beautiful garden patio a well lit cross on the hill, expresso, wine tasting and a welcoming smile everytime you came in.  The Rock House will once again be a light in the darkness to this community and many a weary travelers.  We will first need to set up a mobile home or some other living acomadation, and then we will put a roof back atop those massive rock walls.  And before you know it there will be music and dancing every Saturday night again.  I believe we can make the place better than ever for under 300,000.  Anything you can do to bring this dream back to life would be an unbelievable blessing and more appreciated than you know.  You can look us up on the web at Rockhousehwy70.com
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The walls stand bare, no roof above or electricity within. They look like a castle ruin. They stand as a testament to the past builders who gathered local rocks and built the walls with eyebrows over each window and door. There is a white rock angel built into the wall in the apex of the second story. The fire swept through and emptied the rock walls of their usefulness. It took the roof and the carpet, the tables and chairs. It took the candles and the flowers, artwork and the curtains. The fire took the guitars, pool tables, and juke box. The fire took everything except the memories.

People stop even now and take pictures. Perhaps to remember what was, perhaps as a testament to the beauty that still stands. The walls are 18” thick. The walls represent those who went before us. The handcrafted details show the builders had pride in their work. The colors of the rock are the colors around us, they are not imported from far away lands, not manufactured in a factory. The rocks were in the riverbeds, they were moved from mines, from roads, from the earth where we plant our feet each day. Those rck walls...

Squint your eyes and you can imagine torches along the walls and candles twinkling at tables. You can almost see a bride in full regalia being led through those walls to an altar and a groom. You can hear the music, see the guests dancing, smell the banquet prepared for a special moment in time that will never be again. The walls have seen these moments before, they have stood through time, through prime rib dinners and Thanksgiving feasts. They have stood through memorial services and birthday parties, laughter and tears. They have held back the sun, wind, rain, hail and snow.

Now they stand alone.

With the right plan, the right professionals, people who care and want to help, we may once again walk among the walls and feel the history. We may sit quietly with a cup of coffee and relive old memories. We may have a meal with friends listen to local musicians and create new memories.

Unfortunately, without these heroes, the walls will be demolished to meet FEMA stancards of “debris removal” . The walls and the foundations and soil below will be removed leaving a scar where the historic Rock House once stood.
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We had help from YWAM and Bidwell Pres. Youth Group plant trees and seeds. We picked up burned tree and manzanita clippings and stacked fire wood for days. I planted a few flowers in the front flower bed...the first photo. The back flower bed looks as if we planted upside down water bottles...those will keep seeds damp and protected from the chill.
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Clean-up is going well!
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2. We have a bid on the clean-up. Local contractor Matt Branson, One Way Construction. Now we have a new goal...$12,000 for all the work and testing to make this place certified clean. And, of course, we still require more prayer and direction. As difficult as it was to learn we are ineligible for FEMA sponsored clean-up, we knew that the new information narrowed our options and are happy to move forward, even though it costs us. Please keep us in prayer. More information tomorrow.
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