"When I first saw it, all I could think of was what I lost, and then I started to think about things I didnÂ't lose," Wanda Sharp said.
At the top of that list: SharpÂ's son, Stephan. And also, the troop of relatives.
"My whole family is here," Sharp said. "Brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, nieces, nephews, theyÂ're all here."
All there to dig, hunt and find as many buried treasures as they can. Sadly, a tour of the house revealed a great many things have been lost, but some of the more treasured items did make it.
Pointing to stacks of antique dishes, Sharp said, "some belong[ed] to my grandmother and some we spent hours just scavenging for at antique stores and flea markets and stuff. ThatÂ's what I collected, just a few pieces broken."
But, Sharp said, the dishes are not important.
She said, "WhatÂ's important is my son. HeÂ's the most important thing."
"Our home is right here," Sharp said, pointing at her son and at herself.
Officials said more areas will be reopened Wednesday, which means these same scenes will be played out over and over as more families begin the painful task of cleaning up.