Yavapai County is offering a lot of help for residents to clean up after the Yarnell fire. For us uninsured renters they will scoop up the mess and haul it away.
I asked to have the tin storage shed lifted off the ash pile and that’s exactly what they did. Plus took the crispy water heater and a little bit more.
These folks really know what they’re doing. After making a pile of twisted tin the two dozers faced off and mushed it into one bucket. I even took video, but probably won’t take the time to post it.
Much easier to get into the ashes with the shovel to sift for possible treasures.
So in my big clompy boots, work gloves, bandana and dust mask I started to sift.
Really anything that survived in any melted form is worth saving to me. Thinking of a Yarnell fire memorial garden, maybe right where the shed stood.
And low and behold I found my diamond ring showing the brightest and cleanest diamond with the gold band covered in gray scale. This is the second time I’ve lost and found this ring.
So I ended my dirty sifting job for the afternoon and took a slow ride through the neighborhood in shock.
The strangeness of it all is still overwhelming.
Life on the mountains will return.
The birds are here.
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