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#28516
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Stefan;

MAN am I glad to hear you and yours are okay! (If REALLY shaken AND stirred!)
I didn't really make the connection in my mind until I logged in today and started reading; I've been a blindfolded one-armed paperhanger in a Class 5 hurricane since Dad died on 3/25, funning under the gun getting stuff organized, getting back into the work routine and catching up there, etc. So I really didn't keep up with the Forge.
I saw the news about the collapse and thought "Wow; those NYC'ers aren't always my favorite people, but don't they EVER catch a break?" This attitude comes from the attitude some NYC folks present to the rest of the East Coast, and No, it's not right, but it happens. My apology goes to you and Mari, and your family, because you are an example of what the typical NYC attitude is NOT, at least as projected toward those of us here in the Mid-Atlantic states.
But this isn't supposed to be about us; this is supposed to be about YOU.
I am So Damn Glad to NOT be reading here about you, instead of hearing FROM you, if you get my drift!
Three BIG cheers for Natural 20's, guy!

See ya!

Jim
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#28517
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
I am very glad to here you are all OK. I wish you all speed in getting your life back together.

From personal experience it may be a year or 2 until you are close to back to normal. In 8 days we will be on the 10 year anniversery of a tornado putting 100+ year old oak tree through our bedroom. We made a 20 on our saving throws as we were up late and not in the bedroom. No one hurt, just a lot of stuff soaked and one of the 2 scariest nights of my life. Amazingly we had no losses on a quite sizable art collection including the three original Dragonlance cover paintings and a total of 30+ other original RPG art originals. I hope your art collection is OK. In our case a good gaming friend of ours invited us to live with him until we had our house back together (about 6 Months). He did not ask for it, but we gave our relocation expense money from insurance to him.

All I can tell you is that while it will be bad for a while, it will get better. Concentrate on getting your personal life back together. We will be patient and continue to support DF. I am very happy with the big order of bowtieless sets I just received.

Our thoughts are with you.

Serra Angel and new littlest serra angel Kiera
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#28518
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
I am very glad to here you are all OK. I wish you all speed in getting your life back together.

From personal experience it may be a year or 2 until you are close to back to normal. In 8 days we will be on the 10 year anniversery of a tornado putting 100+ year old oak tree through our bedroom. We made a 20 on our saving throws as we were up late and not in the bedroom. No one hurt, just a lot of stuff soaked and one of the 2 scariest nights of my life. Amazingly we had no losses on a quite sizable art collection including the three original Dragonlance cover paintings and a total of 30+ other original RPG art originals. I hope your art collection is OK. In our case a good gaming friend of ours invited us to live with him until we had our house back together (about 6 Months). He did not ask for it, but we gave our relocation expense money from insurance to him.

All I can tell you is that while it will be bad for a while, it will get better. Concentrate on getting your personal life back together. We will be patient and continue to support DF. I am very happy with the big order of bowtieless sets I just received.

Our thoughts are with you.

Serra Angel and new littlest serra angel Kiera

Wow! You rolled a twenty indeed! I guess us gamers are hard to kill, or at least more capable at rolling than the other 0 level citizens at large....Fortunately, we don't have any tornadoes in NYC! Or earthquakes come to think of it...hope i am not jinxing us...

Glad you all made it!

Repairs are ongoing now. But, the sun is shining and the baseball season has started, WooHoo!
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#28519
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Fortunately, we don't have any tornadoes in NYC! Or earthquakes come to think of it...hope i am not jinxing us...
ROLL D20!!! RIGHT NOW!

I saw a special on History Channel the other day; NYC is sitting on top of FOUR fault lines, two right under Manhattan, another under the East River! I forgot where the 4th one is, but you'd better start rolling high numbers FAST.

Add your Charisma and Dexterity modifiers; I want maximum numbers from you on this one!

Jim
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#28520
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Wow! You rolled a twenty indeed! I guess us gamers are hard to kill, or at least more capable at rolling than the other 0 level citizens at large....Fortunately, we don't have any tornadoes in NYC! Or earthquakes come to think of it...hope i am not jinxing us...
You guys just had one just over the bridge:

wcbstv.com/topstories/tornado.bay.ridge.2.246362.html
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#28521
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
here are some pictures from the event...Our garden and roof which was showered with debris, my DF workspace on our top floor which was littered with plaster that fell from our ceiling from the impact and from water damage (it rained in the days following) and a view out our front door of the construction site (that the crane was attached too)that is right across the street from us with wreath's for the deceased crane workers.

Luckily we were not hit by the actual Crane itself or we would be all dead. The damages to our house and garden were from falling cement and bricks from the 17 story building right next to us. The 300ft high crane fell on that building, lodged itself on the corner, and the top part broke and fell OVER the 17 story building and into our garden side smashing a 4 story building into rubble.

All my pictures are about 2 weeks after the event occured, and much has already been cleared away, including the actual giant crane pieces.




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#28522
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
Well, Stefan, if you've ever the urge to sculpt modern-era rubble terrain, you now have intimate knowledge of it.

:D

I'm VERY glad you and your family weren't hurt, and continue to wish you all the best.
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#28523
Made my saving throw 6 Years, 6 Months ago  
Well, Stefan, if you've ever the urge to sculpt modern-era rubble terrain, you now have intimate knowledge of it.
Ha,ha! Yes, quite right! It will be a new mystery set next year....
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