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Old 10-09-2017, 09:29 PM
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The best wood to be able to knock on would be Howard's stash.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:22 PM
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I just jumped on here specifically to see if there was news about Howard. Thanks for the update, Bruce. I have been in touch with Svea (a member here) and she is safe after a tense day. I am on the other side of Petaluma from where Bruce is. The good news is the wind is calm tonight.
Wishing the best for every one here tonight.

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Old 10-10-2017, 09:09 AM
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I just heard from Howard Klepper and he and Helen are safe. They were evacuated at 2 am last night and he thinks he has lost his home and shop though he is unable to get back into the neighborhood so far.
Such a tragedy, I have been thinking about Howard all day. I hope there is good news but it sounds grim and it is hard to imagine what he is going through.
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:33 AM
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I haven't heard from Howard yet this morning, but I have realized I know another luthier friend who is probably in trouble. Dimitri Tenev has a ranch with his wife and several horses outside of Ukiah. There is a fire running through there which has made havoc in the Redwood Valley, which is where I THINK Dimitri is. Dimitri showed his extremely original work at the last 2 SBAIC events, and has been in our community for at least 20 years.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:34 PM
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Dmitri creates unique instruments. The Degrassiís, Alex and Alison , left their Redwood Valley home yesterday to stay at their local fire deoartment.
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:01 PM
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I have heard from Howard Klepper: total loss. Very sad news.
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:03 PM
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I have heard from Howard Klepper: total loss. Very sad news.
I am so sorry to hear that as I was hoping beyond hope. Sending he and his family my good thoughts to weather the recovery process.

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I have heard from Howard Klepper: total loss. Very sad news.
That is a punch in the gut, very sad indeed. But at least it appears that Howard and his family will be able to go on. I hope the fire fighters can get ahead of the fire soon. Good luck folks.
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Jeez, that's a real drag to hear.
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:56 PM
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Oh, Man 😯
This is so very sad. My heart is heavy...but, let's be thankful that we still have Howard, and let Howard know that he has all of us too.

Love and prayers being sent your way, Howard

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Old 10-10-2017, 03:28 PM
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Very sad indeed--I also just heard from some dear friends of mine that were neighbors of Howard's in the Bennett Ridge area. Total loss for them as well.

My heart and prayers go out to Howard and all the victims of this tragic event...
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:34 PM
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I have heard from Howard Klepper: total loss. Very sad news.
I was afraid to check back in. Terrible news.
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I'm at a loss for words, losing one's house and possessions is beyond words, but then losing years of wood collection and your livelihood on top of it, my word, how terrible. I wonder if there is anything we can do specifically to help?
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Howard and Helen are such kind people. I am heartbroken for them. Unimaginable.
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:53 PM
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I believe the Klepper's are financially secure, if not we will do the usual stuff. Our emotional support would be the useful thing at the moment, IMO.
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