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FrankM and Funkshwey...hope you and your Dingwalls don't suffer from Ike. Stay safe. (Did I cover all the costal Texas Dingwall owners?)

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Mark (and the rest of the forum members, I'm sure :) )
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[quote="guitarded":3t0odgc1]FrankM and Funkshwey...hope you and your Dingwalls don't suffer from Ike. Stay safe. (Did I cover all the costal Texas Dingwall owners?)

Regards,

Mark (and the rest of the forum members, I'm sure :) )[/quote:3t0odgc1]

Cool thanks for checkin' on us. We're about to get it here in west Houston. Frank's prolly been hammered already.

My ABII-5 fretless is in the shop getting pu's installed and the fretted is in a closet in a gig bag. I fully expect to lose power soon. Yes I have beer.

I've got the AC cranked down to 72 so we get one night of cool temp. Can't wait to get that bill. :)
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[quote="Funkshwey":382zd574][quote="guitarded":382zd574]FrankM and Funkshwey...hope you and your Dingwalls don't suffer from Ike. Stay safe. (Did I cover all the costal Texas Dingwall owners?)

Regards,

Mark (and the rest of the forum members, I'm sure :) )[/quote:382zd574]

Cool thanks for checkin' on us. We're about to get it here in west Houston. Frank's prolly been hammered already.

My ABII-5 fretless is in the shop getting pu's installed and the fretted is in a closet in a gig bag. I fully expect to lose power soon. Yes I have beer.

I've got the AC cranked down to 72 so we get one night of cool temp. Can't wait to get that bill. :)[/quote:382zd574]

Hope you all fared well. I hear we're in the bullseye next here in Tyler. Supposed to be a tropical storm by then. I see the wind is picking up a lot, but not much rain yet at 8:30 AM. The potential problem is the small grove of huge pine trees in my front yard. Pine trees don't hold up to high winds as well as other deep-rooted trees. My Dingwalls are in one of my safe closets, and we have another for the family and dogs. Now, that's a very understanding wife that lets me treat my Dingwalls like family members, no? :) I think she's a little guitarded too. :wink:

I'd love to get an eyewitness report from you later today, if your power is still on then.


BTW, which pups are going in your ABII?


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Sarasota, FL caught the outer bands of rain the last few days and boy was it heavy. We also had a 4' storm surge. Amazing how big this storm was in the Gulf. Thinking about you Texas guys. Stay safe.
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Hey Mark (and fellow Ike - suffering Dingwallers)

I am sorry to hear about the catastrophe that's been going on. I wish well and hoping that things will not be as bad as predicted. Keep safe
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Wow, rough night.

Went north today to check mom's house w/very tall pines. They're ok. Came home to the electricity on. 8) Chillin' n' grillin'.

How'd Tyler fair?

I think Frank's in the Med center. They should have back up power in that area.
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[quote="Funkshwey":2mt1sd70]Wow, rough night.

Went north today to check mom's house w/very tall pines. They're ok. Came home to the electricity on. 8) Chillin' n' grillin'.

How'd Tyler fair?

I think Frank's in the Med center. They should have back up power in that area.[/quote:2mt1sd70]


We're OK. Lost some tree limbs, but nothing major.


So, which pickups are going in your AB?

Mark
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Wow. Glad you guys are OK. Frank, I hope you're OK too.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":jk62milg]Wow. Glad you guys are OK. Frank, I hope you're OK too.[/quote:jk62milg]

Thanks, Sheldon. This forum sure has some great members :) .


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I hope everyone is alright. I've seen some of the pictures and it looks like you guys were hit pretty hard.
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[quote="guitarded":4kx16gon][quote="Funkshwey":4kx16gon]Wow, rough night.

Went north today to check mom's house w/very tall pines. They're ok. Came home to the electricity on. 8) Chillin' n' grillin'.

How'd Tyler fair?

I think Frank's in the Med center. They should have back up power in that area.[/quote:4kx16gon]


We're OK. Lost some tree limbs, but nothing major.



So, which pickups are going in your AB?

Mark[/quote:4kx16gon]

Thank you everyone for your concern. Bolivar peninsula got hit catastrophically. I'm not even sure if it's still there.

My aunt used to have a beach house on Bolivar and we used to stay there a lot. It was one of the only beach houses to survive Carla. It was basically an open rectangle with beds around the perimeter against the windows and 2 main bedrooms w/a bathroom in the middle.

The people that evacuated for Rita and didn't need to as it turned out stayed on the island this time. Now they're all saying we'd evacuate in a thunderstorm now. People get so stupid in these situations. People are driving to other cities for gas, when they have a half of a tank, burning it all up looking for more and getting stuck 40-80 miles away from home out of gas having to sleep in their vehicles.

Just got a bulletin that all the support personnel at Tully stadium (cops, national guard, ambulance, fire...) ran out of supplies at noon. Unbelievable. We are so blessed so we're going to go drop our supplies that we didn't use. 1st responders need to be bailed out now 1 day after the storm and they're 80 miles away from Galveston.

We also had a bad rain storm hit last night and cause bad flooding in Houston. I'm out to help...

I'm having MII's installed. The shop is probably w/out power so i have no idea when it'll be ready or if it's safe.

The neck pu will be switchable via the BEQ spot and the bridge'll be wired permanently MII, no extra holes. My fretted ABII has some Nordy Big Singles waiting at Carey's shop. I'm going to retain the BEQ in that bass if it's compatable w/BS's. Just need to get the fretless back from the shop 1st.
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Wow! Thanks for the updates on the goings on in the path of Ike. I saw some aerial photos yesterday - lots and lots of damage from the winds and flooding. Keep us all posted on the aftermath.

Funk, let us know how you like the new pups once installed.

John
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My land line just got restored. I hate not being able to check in here.

I'm not in the mood to give details now.

Frank had it way worse than I and is still suffering. He wrote the following powered by his generator:

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hey guys---
thanks for checking in w me. Much appreciated-- this is my first attempt at using my Macair on a generator

i'm doing fine, well as good as to be expected...considering

first off the basses are fine
Hurricane Ike was not too good to us, but it could have been much worse. we have a ton of trees down and w/ them came our electricty, and the cell towers, and the water table. We got no electricity persay (minus personnal generators), we have no drinkable water (apparently the main water pumps went down and allowed sewage to backflush into the main water table. So we're supposed to boil before drinking and no showers-yet.)
other than this i'm suffering lack of from the usual modern day conveniences, -no a/c, ice cubes, cell phones, computer, etc. its also 88F and humind today.

Just think about everything that touches our lives uses electricity, we cant even get gasoline, becuase the gas pumps require electricity, so we essentially are in a gas crunch as well.

The med center didn't loose power-since they have underground transmission lines, however, they have no water either, so pretty much everything is closed til Houston dept public works gets things working. word is that over 2.5 million people lost power and as of today about 200K got it back,

NOW-- i you lived in galveston texas (about 42 miles south of us, its our barrier island) forget it, its pretty much demolished. my heart goes out to all these folks

thanks again guys for checking in
frank
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Very glad to hear that you guys are ok... We're not really in hurricane territory here in the UK - apart from the odd freak storm, serious flooding is more of a problem for us, although not a worry for me: my family and I live on a hill...
Anyway, thanks for the update and hope power etc. will be restored soon...
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