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.
Posted by twogoodears at 11/08/2010 09:40:00 AM