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Monday, November 8, 2010

Flooded! ... but my wife, myself, Chicco (our dog) and Gotorama are safe!


Hi all... first Internet after 8 days... two cars lost in the mud, PLUS my beloved BMW enduro bike in 140 cm dirty water and mud (I'll hopefully rescue it, as after one day in the deep water, I pushed by hand in knees-deep mud & water out of the (flooded) garage to my motorbike-doctor loving hands, who promptly dismantled it and cleaned, down to every tiny cable and screw... and it get "ON" at first attempt the day after!), part of my vintage audio speakers collection (Westrex, RCA, JBL, Saba, Emilar, Siemens Klangfilm) lost, trying to save them at my speakers-technician workshop in Bologna...

My studio where is Gotorama's system was only higher on the river level so no problem there... but my wife's vintage (yes, it's a family obsession...) dishes and glasses and vases collections were under mud and water for three days... and tiring, dirty, awful working in the mud was really hard for last 7 days, now!

Sure - money-wise - a BIG pain in the ass, BUT lot of friends worldwide already read about Northern Italy flood and wrote kind words... deepest thanks to everyone.

Thanks to Alberto Rubbini (my speakers technician) and to Mariano Antonello (my bike doctor) and, most of all, to the several volunteers, young people, students and common people and Protezione Civile's guys who, without ever knowing our names and viceversa, hardly worked in the mud with us for one week for free. I'll never forget this...

One of them asked to me for something, calling me "Sir!"... I replied: "No, I'm not a "Sir"... you all are "the" gentlemen!"

Hugs to them all.

P.S. - cannot dodge also saying "Thanks!" to the Web-pals who used the "Donate" push-button after this very post... I'm really, REALLY surprised, embarassed AND moved... thanks - sincerely - to everyone.

5 comments:

be muzik said...

è un piacere venire a sapere che ne sanno di più all'estero perchè qui da noi al di sotto del fiume Po' paiono tutti sapere poco...

twogoodears said...

... that's why I use English, Ivan... to keep distances from them!

I'm almost sure those crappysobofbitcheslazyignorantthievesblind&dumbclowns - i.e. (most of) politicians and administrators who "represent" us, absolutely DO not bother or care about people wellness...

They spend BIG bucks for their interests, BUT a flood sensor with a burglar to advise people of risks of a flood - worth maybe EUR 1.000 - it's simply out of their minds!!!

... and, sadly, "they" will not understand a word!

Iain said...

I am so so sorry for your horn losses. However it is great that you and family are safe.

peace

Soundlistening said...

Stefano,
Came to read these words here on your blog. All is good is those around you are safe. Speakers, tubes, bikes and amps are all over. Sorry to hear this...wow should we live on high grounds to save our passion?
TG

twogoodears said...

Hi T.;-)
Hills are sure safer, like my friend Klaus, near Koln...
Thanks for yr. words...