[pcductape] Re: NEW Server!

  • From: "Victor Firestone" <vlfll@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 07:56:44 +0200

Yo Eric,

Thought it was summer there????  Where are you in SA that you are so
high up.

Don't tell me that you are also somehow related to a GIS meeting that
will be in Stellensboch in February????  With all that GPS I think you

Tot Siens and keep practicing the swimming - you never know !!!




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-----Original Message-----
From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Eric Skeen
Sent: Monday, 30 December, 2002 06:51
To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hi Carl,

Well, not New Year quite yet, but the Old Year is certainly letting us
know all about it. I am so proud of myself, got up at 5am this morning,
cleaned the swimming pool which has not yet recovered from the two
storms we had, one Friday afternoon in which we received 3 inches of
rain in about 30 minutes, and another on Saturday. A hotel, garage,
restaurant and numerous shops were under 4 feet of water and the
entrance to the town centre was cut off because the road was under
water. We had hail, with the wind blowing so strongly that the hail was
actually being blown horizontally against the house. I thought all my
windows would be smashed, but luckily none were. The pool is green and
full of leaves & twigs, most of which I have now removed, but it is a
slow process and it is not yet sparkling blue like it was before the
storm. Anyway, I still had my swim at about 5:30 this morning,.

As part of our business, we have Radio Repeaters which are sited on top
of local hills, and of course with all of the lightning, the AC power to
two sites at two different hills had tripped. I had to go to the hills
and restore power (thank heavens for 4x4 vehicles, no car would make it
up there!). From the hilltops, it looked as if our town had a great big
dam running through the centre of it, water everywhere, and fast-flowing

I could have kicked myself for not taking a camera with, I didn't even
know this was happening or otherwise I would have. Incidentally,
according to my GPS, the water was flowing through the town where the
ground level is 1,327 Metres (slightly more than a yard) and my house is
at an elevation of only10 Metres higher than that :)

I'm off to catch my first cup of coffee for the day... (with milk & one


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