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    Default Re: Gordons Bay on fire

    Good to hear. Do you hafe a safe place to stay tonight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADORE View Post
    yup, thats my place.

    We are all fine, as per the other thread - Got the kids , cats, dogs, Yogagirl - all the things of any real value - into the cars and grabbed some important docs and that kind of #### on the way out.

    Fortunately, I was wearing my favorite shorts and Tee shirt today. and my comfortable plakkies.

    Sadly, I had to abandon several bottles of exceedingly good single malts and my coffee machine.

    Everything is insured and we'll get some shopping in tomorrow after we've been to see what is salvageable (if anything)

    Yoga girl says my underpants collection was in need of replacement anyway.

    We are fine, not in need of anything at all! Thanks for all the wishes and offers guys, but please, there is no need for any kind of hand around! Many are less fortunate than us!
    if you need a place for your animals or some food, or even just a check up, let me know and I will get you an appointment.

    glad you are ok.

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    Sorry to hear about this Alex. Trust you will soon be sorted.

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    Taken from Harbour Island, the "whtish lights in the middle upper left are the pump station for scale.

    wind is gale force, with gusts above that.

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    Sorry to see this Alex. A home is more than just a house, but knowing you, you are gonna use this for some upgrades. Stay strong bud.

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    All the best Apoc, hope your journey back to "normal" isn't overly tumultuous.

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    Call me if you need clean up help. 0 eight 45766 0 eight 6.
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    must apologize guys - for some completely obscure reason my browser logged in as ADORE on this machine, and I did not notice.


    post above was in my personal capacity, not ADORE account which is handled by a couple of people.

    sorry about that. been a bit of an odd day.

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    where are you staying tonight?

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    [QUOTE=Apocalypse;3737870. been a bit of an odd day.[/QUOTE]

    ummm understatement of the year?
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    Alex,
    Glad you are safe, I followed this closely and first didn't believe it is so close to home.
    Hope your insurer will come to the party, but then there is still a lot of stuff which cannot be replaced with money.
    Thinking of you in these times.

    And you will rise again .... unfortunately it's still a long time to rebuild.
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    Wow, really sad seeing this Apoc.
    Glad you guys are safe.
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    Woke up this morning to read about this disaster.
    Alex, I am so happy that you guys are all safe and unscathed, physically.
    You are all in my thoughts, sir.
    Strongs from Burma!
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    Alex, just for interest sake:

    Considering that your house had the thatched roof and burned while your neighbours were fine, was it simply radiant heat that put the roof on fire or was there some other transfer of sparks?
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    Ai strongs Alex.

    The help is here buddy.
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    Alex & family glad you are all safe. Stay strong in the days ahead.
    There will be stuff that you cannot replace.....

    A friend of mine who also lost his house in the Knysna fires went back into the house the following day and in the rubble found some of his wife's jewelry, melted yes and diamonds were still in good shape. So try and keep the vultures out of the property and check in detail if you can find/salvage some of your stuff.

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    Hi Alex
    I'm doing a delivery in Somerset West this afternoon with my bakkie and 3 ton trailer. I will have labour available if you need to move some stuff.
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    Default Re: Gordons Bay on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by biltong View Post
    Alex, just for interest sake:

    Considering that your house had the thatched roof and burned while your neighbours were fine, was it simply radiant heat that put the roof on fire or was there some other transfer of sparks?
    The wind was blowing like crazy and would have carried embers all over the place.
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    Strongs, Alex!
    The memories that are lost ....
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    Default Re: Gordons Bay on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by biltong View Post
    Alex, just for interest sake:

    Considering that your house had the thatched roof and burned while your neighbours were fine, was it simply radiant heat that put the roof on fire or was there some other transfer of sparks?
    The first house in the picture on the thread is also a thatch roof.

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