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Bushfires look like they could come through here today so we are evacuating. In fact the whole region is being told to get out!

Daughter has a house on the water where we should be safe. Today will be an awful day 42C and strong winds.

My country is on fire after 3 years of drought

Give us our rain back please?

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We have evacuated as fire risk is too high to stay. Spending a couple of days with our daughter down on the water, so we are safe & sound.

I could only fit one guitar in and bought the Casino to give to our Granddaughter.

Theres a thread in there~

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4 hours ago, Digger said:

We have evacuated as fire risk is too high to stay. Spending a couple of days with our daughter down on the water, so we are safe & sound.

I could only fit one guitar in and bought the Casino to give to our Granddaughter.

Theres a thread in there~

Such a shame all the fires there. It does look very bad and even factories burning down.  Deb and I are both praying for you Mate.  Can't begin to imagine breathing all that smoke either with your asthma. A great idea going to your daughters where she is by lots of water. Hope you're place doest burn down and suffer great loss. Take care of the family and stay safe. 

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Thanks Butch, it’s an awful day here and almost half of East Gippsland is ablaze ATM. We are lucky to have Kellie & Grant to fall back on.

I spoke to Kaela on facetime this morning and told her I was giving her my Casino and she broke down with emotion as she knows how much I loved that guitar. Better to give it to her than see it burned.

i don’t know if our property will be impacted or not, but not worth the risk of staying there.

It’s lovely being here with my daughter!

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All my thoughts and prayers, Digger.
Hoping that your homestead and your other guitars survive the wildfires. 

Do ye have insurance, in case the fires get to the house?

😕

 

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22 hours ago, Digger said:

Bushfires look like they could come through here today so we are evacuating. In fact the whole region is being told to get out!

Daughter has a house on the water where we should be safe. Today will be an awful day 42C and strong winds.

My country is on fire after 3 years of drought

Give us our rain back please?

 

Hoping for the best for you and your family, I can't imagine what Austrailia is going through with these fires. 

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Jim it’s a total holocaust  here and still running!

Our small hamlet has been one of the hardest hit of all apparently. I know we had an outbreak just in front of our house last night but it was quickly extinguished, but ember attack has continued since then. so who knows? Gael & I are safe with my daughter by the water but don’t know if our property which comprise 2 houses. and a farm shed with much. equipment (2 tractors) is still standing?

Also Mallacoota where we have a holiday spot is also under threat as we speak. 5,000 people trapped with no safe way out

We could lose that too.

3 years of  drought  have left us very vulnerable to fires. 

There are 8 emergency fires. in Victoria, most are in the east where we are. The effect of these fires on our wildlife will be devastating!

Sarsfield where we live is being mentioned as one of the most affected so I doubt we will have anything left, but we might be lucky.

However property is of lesser importance than lives and people, and we are alright thanks.

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Very best of luck to you. I hope you don't lose anything. I completely agree that property is of lesser importance than precious lives.

Still a gigantic pain if you do lose your property and I sincerely hope you don't. 

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How devastating Rob. 

Over the years I have come to know your property quite well and have always been envious of your wonderful place.  To hear what is happening truly makes me empathetic to your plight.  

You are in my prayers good man. 

Hope this turns out OK. 

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My heartfelt thanks to all of you, I really do appreciate it.

Our whole region is under threat ATM. Nobody knows the extent, it’s far too early. 

In the next few days the full extent of losses will emerge and if we have been impacted then that’s when it might get pretty hard.

Until then we still have hope.

Thanks to you all for expressing your concern.

 

 

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5,000 people trapped in Mallacoota is terrible.  Hope they can find some way of getting them out. I know you have many friends there too. Have you heard from any of them? 

34 years as a welder at the Railroad I have been burnt in every part of my body and from torches and arc cutters. It is very painful to be burnt.  

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We lost everything but our main house!

 

Rozs cottage, farm shed , tractors, mower, tools all gone! Our house is still standing by some miracle.

Sarsfield the small rural hamlet we live in is all  but gone, our court is all but gone!

Total devastation!

However we are alright and we have insurance.

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9 minutes ago, Digger said:

We lost everything but our main house!

 

Rozs cottage, farm shed , tractors, mower, tools all gone! Our house is still standing by some miracle.

Sarsfield the small rural hamlet we live in is all  but gone, our court is all but gone!

Total devastation!

However we are alright and we have insurance.

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Digger, I am SO sorry to hear of your tribulations but, I am glad hear that you and your family are all OK. My prayers are with you, friend. I pray that God has a greater future planned for you than you can imagine.

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Digger,

You have always been a 'glass is half full' kind of guy. 

It's one of the many things that I admire about you. 

Glad to hear about the house surviving. 
Good on you, mate. 

🙂

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Digger, 

The important thing is that you and your family survived,  things can be replaced,  my heart goes out to you and those suffering such terrible losses, and those who lost loved ones, unimaginable. 

Please let these fires be stopped! 

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24 minutes ago, jaxson50 said:

Digger, 

The important thing is that you and your family survived,  things can be replaced,  my heart goes out to you and those suffering such terrible losses, and those who lost loved ones, unimaginable. 

Please let these fires be stopped! 

Amen.  Deb and I have been praying for rain for quite a while. It saddens us with the great loss there but our prayers have been answered with Rob & Gael's lives saved and their home. 

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Hey Dig, I happened by and saw this. Sorry for your troubles at the moment mate - we went through it for basically the whole of November. Never seen it so dry, then it went up when an old fire reignighted up in the hills. Many places like yours with homes protected by locals and fire brigade but out buildings lost. We have communes everywhere up in the bush so it's a great credit to all who saved the dwellings up the creeks. We evacuated voluntarily for a few days when it was like a warzone here. Women and kids pretty much all left the village for a week or two, no school etc. very eerie time. We got nice rain on Xmas eve and now everything is green again, but we'll be wanting follow up rain soon.

hope your life gets back to normal soon as mate.

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My heart cries for you. But I am very thankful that you and Gael got out in time and are safe.

The rebuilding process begins, and hopefully the insurance company will be prompt and generous with the help.

Good luck,

Bob

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