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I'm okay so far...

...but these winds are HELL! If you don't know what I'm talking about, see this page for a brief news article. We lost power early this morning, mainly due to several transformers blowing. That's an cool sort of eerieness... To those in SoCal riversidedimple, longshot1980), please be careful out there today and tomorrow!

The winds have also cost me dearly in another way -- financially. Part of our roof is currently in the trash can. I know we were talking about a new one, possibly this year, but sheesch! Jen is currently calling all over town to get someone out to at least look at repairs right now, because we have exposed plywood at this point, but today is a very busy day for roofers.

And I just got news that the Burbank Metrolink hit a truck and derailed. A friend of mine takes that train at a different time, but they are saying up to 50 people hurt and one possibly dead. Robert, if you're out there in cyberspace, I'm thinkin' of ya. If you need a ride home, let me know. I'm at home.

And Taboo (taboo taboo taboo!) sucked. 'nuff said.

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rialtus
Jan. 7th, 2003 09:32 am (UTC)
Thankfully, that's not even a train I normally take, but it still concerns me, ya know? Thanks for thinking of me though.

And as for the roof.... hmm... tempting... =)
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rialtus
Jan. 7th, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC)
Of course, without the aid of a contractor, I'm even more impressed.
jiggery_pokery
Jan. 6th, 2003 11:25 am (UTC)
Glad to know you're OK, but every person injured or worse is a friend's friend, or a friend's friend's friend, or no more than a couple of degrees of connection away. We have problems in that vandals dump (eg.) concrete blocks on our train lines from time to time, but trucks on the line are very rare.

85°F in Burbank in January? That's just scary.
rialtus
Jan. 7th, 2003 09:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, there are quite a few people that transfer to that train line from mine, and were understandably a bit shaken this morning while trying to figure out what to do this morning (see 1/7/2002 journal).

We've had people go and put shopping carts and the like on the tracks before, which causes about a 30 minute delay to check everything out. Once someone put a shopping cart with a baby holder in it. Thankfully, it was empty, but the thought of it frightens me to no end.

And the high temperatures are directly a result of these Santa Ana winds that are blowing. They always increase the temperature. Although, it's ususally in the upper 60's-low 70's this time of year anyway...
jumbach
Jan. 6th, 2003 12:42 pm (UTC)
When life gives you a lemon . ..
Well, on the bright side, your roof DID need replacing. So instead of having to pay for a new one, I assume your insurance would cover the wind damage--so you're only out the deductible, and get a new roof!

Still a bummer, though. I'm glad you're OK. We're supposed to get the winds tomorrow.
rialtus
Jan. 7th, 2003 09:39 am (UTC)
Re: When life gives you a lemon . ..
The insurance won't cover the whole roof as it really can be repaired. We had a guy come out yesterday for an estimate, and another today. Needless to say, the roofing people are a wee bit busy right now...

Hang on to your glasses if you are getting our winds!
rexford
Jan. 6th, 2003 04:48 pm (UTC)
hey..
i'm beaux, i live in upland too.
rialtus
Jan. 7th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC)
Re: hey..
Howdy neighbor!
rexford
Jan. 7th, 2003 01:40 pm (UTC)
Re: hey..
what part do you live in? i'm between euclid and eighteenth...near the mansions. where i belong ...ha! j/k
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