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  1. #271
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    Cool

    I just ordered my Corona goggles on eBay. So I can see it before it gets to me.

    So don't worry about me!
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    In other news, our house was hit by lightning today and caught fire. It hit the iron soil stack coming out of the roof, exploded the rafters in the ceiling where that was strapped and set a bed on fire. Fortunately one of the guys who lives up there was there to see the fire or else we would have lost the whole house. We are all ok, including our dog. But our house is a mess. The 3rd floor is all burned out and there is a lot of water damage in the rest of the house.

    What a day.
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    http://theamerikans.org/LaserBoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by james View Post
    In other news, our house was hit by lightning today and caught fire. It hit the iron soil stack coming out of the roof, exploded the rafters in the ceiling where that was strapped and set a bed on fire. Fortunately one of the guys who lives up there was there to see the fire or else we would have lost the whole house. We are all ok, including our dog. But our house is a mess. The 3rd floor is all burned out and there is a lot of water damage in the rest of the house.

    What a day.
    Sorry to hear about this... I'm glad that you and yours are OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by james View Post
    In other news, our house was hit by lightning today and caught fire. It hit the iron soil stack coming out of the roof, exploded the rafters in the ceiling where that was strapped and set a bed on fire. Fortunately one of the guys who lives up there was there to see the fire or else we would have lost the whole house. We are all ok, including our dog. But our house is a mess. The 3rd floor is all burned out and there is a lot of water damage in the rest of the house.

    What a day.
    Wow, that's crazy! I hope you have good insurance and you end up with an even better house. Is it salvageable or is it going to have to be demolished? Also, what is a soil stack?

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    So sorry to hear that. Wishing you the best. This is starting to look biblical with plagues.

    soil stack is the vent pipe for your sewer. Vents the sewer gas outside.

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    Thanks. Yes it's certainly salvageable. It's a red brick Victorian built in 1909. It can be fixed. But quite a lot of stuff got burned up. My partner and I live in the main parts of the house and another couple lives on the 3rd floor. Most of their stuff is toast. I can't believe what an amazing job the Akron fire department did. They brought in tarps and covered stuff on the first floor and actually moved some of my paintings out of harm's way. Still the whole house is a horrible mess. Most of the ceilings are completely soaked through and damaged. And there is stinky filth everywhere.
    Creator of LaserBoy!
    LaserBoy is free and runs in Windows, MacOSX and Linux.
    http://laserboy.org/code/LaserBoy_Current.zip
    http://theamerikans.org/LaserBoy

    http://laserboy.org/formatt/
    Ask me about my LaserBoy Correction Amp Kit for sale!

    Either do or do not do. There is no undo!

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