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orthodoc 08-14-2013 03:53 PM

Thanks, Clod.

limey 08-14-2013 04:24 PM

Sending you positive vibes, Ortho!

Sent by thought transference

glatt 08-23-2013 09:59 AM

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Next summer, we're supposed to have a big glatt family reunion near Yosemite for my parent's 50th anniversary. The place we are staying was 2 miles from the flames of that big forest fire as of yesterday afternoon. And the wind is blowing the fire that direction.

It's the John Muir House at Evergreen lodge, the bed at the end of the green arrow in the picture below. I understand the fire is 2% contained.
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glatt 08-23-2013 08:28 PM

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Looks like the flames are lapping at the door of our lodge.

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orthodoc 08-23-2013 09:38 PM

Maybe a different venue for next year?

Clodfobble 08-23-2013 09:50 PM

They'll have almost a year to get the insurance payout and rebuild. Bigger and better, I say.

BigV 08-23-2013 10:12 PM

with a wider no burn barrier

Griff 08-24-2013 08:19 AM

We went to Yellowstone a couple years after the burn and again 20 years later. It made for an interesting trip, so if you have a place to sleep it'll be cool.

glatt 08-25-2013 09:12 PM

According to their Facebook page, the manager was able to get back to the lodge today, and found that the fire fighters had saved all the buildings at the lodge. So next summer, we'll be staying in a nice lodge in the middle of an ash tray. It should be interesting.

Hope the wildfire slows down soon. I don't want all of Yosemite to be gone.

I saw in one article that they didn't have any federal aircraft fighting the fire initially because of the sequestration. It wasn't until it was huge and out of control that the Feds found funds somewhere to fight it. But now it's too late. It gonna just keep burning.

Gravdigr 08-26-2013 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by orthodoc (Post 873348)

I could have lived my entire life not knowing that was a thing.

monster 08-26-2013 01:27 PM

Retrospectively......I was shitting bricks leading up to Hebe's driving test. But she passed, so all is well

glatt 08-26-2013 03:15 PM

Way to go, Hebe!

Now she can drive herself to everything.

Griff 08-26-2013 03:56 PM

Lil Griff is driving everywhere now. Its nice but Dads worry.

orthodoc 08-26-2013 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 874226)
I could have lived my entire life not knowing that was a thing.

I could have, too. Priests/priestesses of the jade palace and all that, they should only have to deal with beauty, right?

Reality sucks, and these things do exist, and one will be turning me inside out on Wednesday to see if bad things are happening. Hopefully they won't be, and I'll walk away without a few more parts but with more hope for the future. It's a trade I'm willing to make. Crossing my fingers that the universe is willing to make that trade as well.

busterb 08-31-2013 09:39 AM

Ultrasound of liver, the 16th.

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