Yellow Rock mother of four Kahli Bowman has to pinch herself these days.
But she reckons the reality of moving into her family's "dream home" - almost one year to the day after the original and three others in her street were destroyed by bushfire - might just be starting to sink in.
The Bowman family's tale is one that may offer a sense of renewal to many other residents on an anniversary likely to trigger painful memories.
On October 17, 2013 Mrs Bowman and her children Lacey, (then aged) five, Rori, three, Jimmy, one and their pet cocker spaniel were at their Illingworth Road home when they spotted billowing smoke in the distance at about 2.30pm.
At 3.10pm a neighbour told her Singles Ridge Road was completely closed as a rapidly advancing fire had already destroyed homes on Buena Vista Road and was heading towards Yellow Rock.....