People are still in shock, unable to comprehend the devastation to our small community. Some owners are motivated, eager to get back on track, rebuild, move back into the area. Others are afraid, uncertain, and without certainty about coverage by their insurance company. Together with one home owner on Hot Springs Road, on March 9th, exactly two months after the mudslide event, Vining Construction was able to obtain one of the first building permits “post mudslide” with permission to start rebuilding on the same footprint, like for like, on the property. We gain strength in our partnership with the owners, and see this is major forward progress in putting Montecito back together.