Offline for a bit...

Discussion in 'OFF-TOPICS - General Musings' started by JohnG, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. JohnG

    JohnG Senior Member

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    We're near Malibu and have no Internet service. I'm out for the day at a hotel so posting from there. Hopefully the firefighters will continue their Herculean task and get us back to normal by next week.

    Very sad for those who have losses from the fires.

    Kind regards,

    John
     
  2. D Halgren

    D Halgren Senior Member

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    John, best wishes for you, and your family and neighbors. Stay safe!!!
     
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  3. fiestared

    fiestared Vintage -but- not obsolete

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    That's so sad...Take care JohnG...
     
  4. LowweeK

    LowweeK Loïc D

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    John, take care and stay safe.
    Hope your house will get fine and you can go back soon.

    I was watching the californian fires in the news here and it’s dreadful.
     
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    I wish the best for all of you. It's incredible what is happening. And the only thing we can all hope is that normality will be restored, one way or the other. Even for those who lost their homes.

    Paolo
     
  6. Geoff Grace

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    @JohnG, a friend of mine from Thousand Oaks was evacuated; and he came home to find his Internet was out. Here's what he posted (in another music forum):

    Perhaps your cell phone provider is willing to do the same? It might be worth a call at least.

    I glad to hear that you and yours are safe for the time being. Take care out there.

    Best,

    Geoff
     
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  7. j_kranz

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    Wishing you and your family the best of luck, John. It's so tragic.
     
  9. Jaap

    Jaap Yes, that's an alto flute

    Horrible to see all this news about the fires as I know by first hand experience how devestating that is. I hope all stays well for you and your family John.
     
  10. synergy543

    synergy543 Senior Member

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    Best wishes to you and your family John. I hope you and other vi members affected by this tragedy will be safe.
     
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    JohnG Senior Member

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    Thanks everyone. We have been unscathed, just stressed, especially when it's windy.

    Others have lost homes, businesses, and many people have died, as you know.

    I am extremely grateful that we are ok. Have had my computers by the door for five days just in case, but will probably hook everything back up soon.

    Didn't hear about the AT&T offer, so thanks. Using my phone right now!

    Sorry for those who have losses.
     
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    I hope everything is fine.
     
  14. synergy543

    synergy543 Senior Member

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    Glad to hear things turned out OK for you despite the immense stress that situation imposes. Stay safe.
     
  15. MarcusD

    MarcusD Active Member

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    All the best to JohnG and to any VI's over that way. Been following the news from across the pond, truly awful situation. Can only hope everyone stays safe and no more lives are lost to this tragic set of events.
     
  16. dzilizzi

    dzilizzi I know nothing

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    Glad you were able to get back into your house okay. These firestorms from the last few years are just scary. We've been fortunate that though we get a lot of wind where I am, there just isn't a lot of vegetation to keep a fire going.
     
  17. Kyle Preston

    Kyle Preston I accidentally do things on purpose

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    Glad you and your family are safe John. Be well.
     
  18. AllanH

    AllanH Senior Member

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    It's really quite scary, when close. The fires are large and move fast.
     
  19. Greg

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    Glad the incredible firefighters got it under control and it didn't get any further east! My neighborhood (malibu lake) got absolutely smoked, it's a miracle they were able to save any homes at all. 30+ total losses less than 1/4 mile from my house but mine was somehow 100% untouched.
     
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  20. Jeremy Gillam

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    Stay safe everyone, thanks for checking in here.
     

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