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#1 Jason Martin

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 04:47 PM

Pics later... Having trouble uploading

 

It took me a while to post this as it's been a hectic time. It's tough watching the cleanup crew toss your new baby in the dumpster....


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#2 Jason Martin

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 04:57 PM

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#3 Jason Martin

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 04:57 PM

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:02 PM

Really sorry, Jason. 

 

I hope nobody was hurt. Best to you in your recovery - I hope you’re under the clear skies again soon.

 

Take time, be well.

 

Best,

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:15 PM

Not in any way salvageable? frown.gif



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Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:18 PM

Toasted; Bummer... and right between Christmas and New Year?!

 

As long as your "new baby" is a metaphor, no one got injured... regular stuff can be replaced.    Tom


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Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:32 PM

Toasted; Bummer... and right between Christmas and New Year?!

 

As long as your "new baby" is a metaphor, no one got injured... regular stuff can be replaced.    Tom

Yes, but who would be eager to replace? That was a sweet setup. And not all of us can afford to replace what we have, just because we happen to have been fortunate enough to have been able to afford it once...I couldn't replace, for a long time at least, what I have in my sig if it all was lost at once.

 

I'd be surprised if nothing could be salvaged though.


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Posted 29 December 2019 - 06:20 PM

Yes, but who would be eager to replace? That was a sweet setup. And not all of us can afford to replace what we have, just because we happen to have been fortunate enough to have been able to afford it once...I couldn't replace, for a long time at least, what I have in my sig if it all was lost at once.

 

I'd be surprised if nothing could be salvaged though.

Yes, great point! Come to think of it... my bestest stuff I would never replace if it naturally died or succumbed to some disastrous demise. And a home-fire feels like a tremendous violation, often taking years to sorta recover back to normalcy. In context, though... my son is a professional Firefighter, specializing in hazmat and (of course) rescue. The stories he shares involve loss of life and limb and pets... tragedies the survivors never get over; rarely any mention of plain belongings.    Tom


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#9 Jason Martin

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 08:38 PM

No injuries were sustained. The Labrador and I are just fine. Everything else is just stuff. Major bummer, though.

 

Jay


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Posted 29 December 2019 - 08:47 PM

Sorry to see this Jason , I hope the new year is kind to you and you are back observing soon , all the best mate .

 

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 08:59 PM

Sorry Jason,

I have always feared fire, we also have 5 pets that we would have to get out.

Hope you recover fast.



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 01:43 AM

No injuries were sustained. The Labrador and I are just fine. Everything else is just stuff. Major bummer, though.

 

Jay

 

Jay:

 

I'm glad the important things made it through the fire but such as loss can be truly depressing.  I hope you can keep a smile despite this loss.

 

Jon



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 04:08 AM

Feel for you man, hope you get back to operational status soon. 



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 09:41 AM

Glad to hear you and the pup are OK!



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 10:26 AM

Sorry to hear about the fire at your home.  Were you able to save any of your Astro gear?

 

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 10:50 AM

Glad to know that you and your dog got out OK, but sorry about the loss of your gear.  



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 04:03 PM

I join in with everybody wishing you well. What exactly happened?

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 04:20 PM

Interested in the cause.

 

I hope you didn't lose irreparable items.  Thinking family heirlooms.


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Posted 30 December 2019 - 05:14 PM

Insurance should cover a new scope.

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 08:15 PM

Sorry to hear about the fire at your home.  Were you able to save any of your Astro gear?

 

Bill

Hi Bill,

 

  One of my eyepiece cases was unscathed, and there were a couple of "fracs that were in cases near the front of the house awaiting a good night for viewing, and I was able to get these out. On the survivor list are a Stellarvue SV125A and an APM 152ED. Now, I just need get get my AZ-8 back from ServPro post-cleaning and I can at least get these out under the stars. It could definitely have been worse.

 

Jay


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 09:41 PM

Very sorry for your loss.

Please let us all know how the fire started, as it may be useful information for the rest of us to avoid a similar situation.



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 04:47 PM

Sorry to hear about the fire. Good thing is no injuries. Painful to see that beautiful scope getting tossed out.


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