For those of you that remember Die Hard 4, Live Free or Die Hard, where the character Matthew Farrel (Computer hacker extrodinare) is trying to explain to Bruce Willis's character, detectective John McClain why all the computer systems are going Lo-co, what a "Fire Sale" is.
Trying to make light of what happened to me, I have been using that term a lot lately. "It's a Fire Sale". Sorry, but it's one of the few ways of keeping what's left of my Sanity.
Approx. 2 weeks ago, early morning Sunday August 22, someone decided to have themselves a "wiennie roast" and set fire to the house where I and 3 other tennants were living. Fortunately, I heard the fire and saw the flames outside of my window just in time so that everyone was able to evacute. No casualties and no injuries except for the symptoms of the terrible P.T.S.D. When I say we got out just in time, I mean just in time.
Luckily my landlord had another house where I could move into with what precious belongings I was able to save; a pair of shorts, t-shirt, socks (one for each foot) and my Cell-phone...which has come in really handy...oh, and of course myself.
Unfortunately, all of my personel items including all of my Astro-gear was consumed in the "Fire-sale". Since then, thanks to family and friends, I have been able to replace many much needed items, including this ASUS Chromebook on which I am currently posting this thread.
Yes, my Nikon 12 X 50 AE binos as well as my vinatge Celestron C5+ complete package with many accessories are also gone. But at least myself and the other 3 made it out okay. Made it out to start over again.
So this is why you haven't heard from the RalphMeisterTigerMan.
I am very greatful to the Big-guy that I am alive and well and to my family and friends who have helped me immensely with all kinds of support including morale and emotional.
Clear skies and keep looking up!