Robert and Donna Vermillion lost their home along with 171 others. They were hoping to rebuild within a year's time, but that proved to be difficult.
"I don't dwell on the loss," Robert Vermillion said. "My wife does. She breaks down quite a bit."
The couple had lived in their home for decades. When they lost it, they lost pretty much everything they owned.
"We lost cars, clothes, fine china, everything in that house," Vermillion said.
Plans to create any future memories had to be put on hold. Vermillion said insurance companies and finances have gotten in the way of rebuilding sooner.
"I look at rebuilding it," Vermillion explained. All the time I think about what it's going to look like."
Even after all they've been through, even after Donna told Robert she wished she would have burned with her home, the couple still wants to move back.
"The thing I miss most is my wife being happy," Vermillion said.
Nothing made Donna happier than living in the mountains. The couple is hoping to rebuild in 2013.
We met with other homeowners who lost their homes in wildfires this summer. They said they might not be able to move back due to major issues with insurance companies.
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