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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by R. Stratenstein, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Thanks all! It is really appreciated. I drove back up to the house today against my wife's wishes. It's odd that currently at my house, everything looks normal except for the smoke and no electricity but go 4 blocks and it's hell. Looks like a nuclear blast.

    The fire is raging just north of us in Calistoga tonight and they were forcibly evacuated. With the wind blowing out of the north, it's headed right for our development.

    I college-packed the guitar with my favorite guitars and amp, critical documents, more pictures, paintings and my winder and stuff. Forgot the wire!!!! Ug.....

    It's an interesting exercise to walk into your shop and tell yourself, pick 10 things to take and you have 5 minutes to choose. All else must stay and possibly parish in fire. Not fun. There's a life's worth of tools in there. Just kills me. I hope they make it as well as the guitars I couldn't fit.

    Anyway, we are all back together and safe in San Francisco. We'll see what the morning brings. If the house is still intact, I'm going to make another run tomorrow.
    Rob
     

  2. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Didn't know about this til now, sorry your going through this. Glad you got some things, prayers for you and your family.
     
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  3. dazzaman

    dazzaman Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 12, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Thinking of you Rob. Most important thing is you and yours are safe, but I really hope all your possessions will be safe as well.
     
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  4. Cat MacKinnon

    Cat MacKinnon Friend of Leo's

    Nov 13, 2011
    Colorado
    It's been a few months since I logged in, but I'm bummed to see this! Take care and stay safe, Rob!
     
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  5. Jupiter

    Jupiter Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    I'm glad you got another chance to get in there! Here's hoping your luck continues to hold.
     

  6. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Got a text report that the house is still standing. Had the first looting two blocks away two days ago. One of my neighbors was on his front porch, pistol in hand. We have patrols going. People are cold calling house land lines I think in an effort to determine if anyone is there . The vultures are circling. The Tubbs fire is now 10% contained. Ash is falling like snow.
     
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  7. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    Wow, I hate to hear of anyone having to go through this type of ordeal.
    All I can do is hope the best for you and your family!!!

    And I hope the looters will be held at bay!
     
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  8. If you do try to head back to the house, call your insurance agent first to confirm any things that may help in a worst case. Our policy for example didn't cover all of my wife's jewellery, need a rider for her engagement ring.
    Find out if taking pictures of the large expensive tools is enough or if you should have serial numbers etc. off of them. Just in case. And of course keep constant track of where that fire is. Folks in Gatlinburg literally had only minutes once the wind shifted. Stay safe, stuff can be replaced
     

  9. Jdelys

    Jdelys Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Nov 3, 2010
    Missoula, Montana
    So sorry to hear about this. It's hard enough being consumed with worry over your house but having to deal with looters as well is just insult to injury.
     
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  10. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Damn Rob! Prayers bro.... Stay safe!
     
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  11. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Don't get me started on looters, I would quickly be in forum-prohibited territory. I consider them vermin, to be dealt with accordingly. Glad you got a neighbor with the same outlook on things as me. In any case, prayers and thoughts continue for you and the area. Radio said the winds weren't as bad today as was feared, hope that's a positive thing for your home.
     

  12. koolaide

    koolaide Tele-Meister

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    Oct 11, 2009
    south carolina

  13. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    We are finally getting air support!


    Good news in that our house survived and the power is back on. Heading back north today with a load of food donations and to volunteer.
     
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  14. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Great news, Rob! So glad to hear.
     
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  15. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    "It's an interesting exercise to walk into your shop and tell yourself, pick 10 things to take and you have 5 minutes to choose. All else must stay and possibly parish in fire."

    This is a life lesson exercise for us all and an introspective opportunity to do just that. Very thought provoking, Rob.

    It is so great to hear that it looks as if all the prayers for the safety of your home have been answered!

    Rex
     
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  16. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Awesome news Rob! Still reach out if you need something.
     
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  17. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS

  18. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    That is just fantastic!!!
     
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  19. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Holic

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    I'm glad they sent the fast movers in for you, and that things seem to be turning in your favor
     
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