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#28490
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Rolled a twenty....we are all alive after a disaster here in NY...I am at an internet cafe...more news later...Life is precious, Life is beautiful....
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#28491
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
wow... the crane collapse looks horrible...
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#28492
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Sounds like you were fairly close to it?
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#28493
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
I'm glad you're okay, Stefan. I'm looking forward to hanging out with you again at GenCon Indy.

:D
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#28494
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Wow - sounds like you were REAL close!

Glad you're OK!!!
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#28495
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Hope all is alright, at least for all of you people,

Greetings!
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#28496
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Sounds like you were fairly close to it?
The 200 ft crane missed our house by about 5 feet........We were all in the house when the crane fell and hit the building next door to us. There was a thunderous explosive noise and then a steady creaking and rumbling and suddenly what sounded like explosions over my head....I am on the top floor of a 4 story town house...I looked toward the window as the house was shaking and saw massive pieces of the crane as it was falling into our backyard...that's when I rolled the mental saving throw...it was a natural twenty my friends.....

suddenly the shaking and crashing got less deafening and so I ran downstairs to find my Wife, and then to the ground floor to find my mom and get my dad out of his bed (he is 93yrs old and in fading health) my Mom was on the floor, broken glass was all around her and I saw that the huge plate glass window leading to our garden was smashed...billows of white, dusty smoke were pouring into the room...my Wife tended to her and I heard banging on the front door and shouting...I opened it and there was Ika our night helper who watches and helps Pop. He had been having a cigarette outside. Together we lifted Pop into a wheelchair, we thought we only had seconds before the whole building came down on us (memories of 9/11 very clear in our thoughts) We rushed out of the house barefoot and without coats and wheeled/ran up the block....

after a few moments, we saw that perhaps the building would not fall since the crane had hit the building next door...So I risked running in to get some jackets for everyone (made other saving throw) and then booked up the block....

We are still out of our home and alternate between the red cross center and our friends house around the corner (she graciously lent us her apartment) tommorow we will get ourselves into a hotel (covered by insurance)

I have no idea if the various projects I have been working on are damaged. Unfortunately, this event may push back the Dwarven Forge timetable a bit....My artwork as well may be compromised....but of course the most important thing is we all made it out Alive!

My thoughts go out to the folks who didn't make it.

PS
Oh, and I was interviewed on channel 7 and channel 4 news here in NYC...people are recognizing me on the street which is kind of fun.
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#28497
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Man, you were really lucky! And I'm very happy to hear that your whole family made it in one piece!

It's funny how some really distant events end up being really close in some fashion, because of all of these little networks we have all around the world.
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#28498
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Excellent time to roll a 20!!!!

If anyone comes across a link for that news clip, please post!
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#28499
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
I am reminded of a line from Winston Churchill: "There is nothing so exhilarating as being shot at without effect."

Again, very glad you're okay, Stefan.
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#28500
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Holy close-calls, Batman !!!!

I'm glad you and your loved ones are safe, Stefan.

I hope you get settled back home soon, too. While being displaced is a huge inconvenience, it could have been SO much worse. Yes, life is precious !!
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#28501
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Wow, that sounds like a close one. Glad to hear you and your family made it through safely. I hope your house and belongings turn out ok as well, but like you said, the important thing is that you are safe.
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