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About jorjen

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  1. Lol! My brother was a Radio Man on a Mine Sweeper, etc. in the Navy from about '59 to '68 . He calls them "Dits and Daws". He can speak in Morse and it is a trip to hear him do it. Just had my second surgery last Friday and it has been A LOT less painful. Was able to stop the pain meds. after the second day. Turns out that the surgeon may also be able to fix the ankle with three surgeries instead of four. He seems to think he may have sufficiently restored my arch and can move on from that. Finally some good news of sorts.
  2. Taking punches but still standing! Hope to be out of the Marriott that we have been in since the 9th. and into our rental house Sat. or Sun. Easing our way back into a limited sense of normalcy. Being on this Knee Scooter in this Hotel has given me a pretty good case of cabin fever to say the least. First of three bids has come in on the structural repairs at $202,000.00.
  3. Unfortunately I now have to add watching my home burn to my list. Sheesh!
  4. To all you GREAT friends - Thank you sooo much for the thoughts and well wishes. You cannot truly know how much we appreciate it. Well, in all honesty I must admit......this whole thing sucks! . A totally surreal situation to say the least. I will try and post some pictures of the house when I can download them from my phone. We have been staying with some dear friends since the fire. Tomorrow our Insurer is moving us into The Marriott Courtyard just down the road in Merced, We have begun looking for a rental house in the Merced/Atwater area but the market is very, very dry because of the new UC. We are going to have a hard time finding what we need. Dogs are with my sister-in-law for now, but that cannot last. After further investigations by adjusters, etc we are likely to be displaced for close to a year. Possibly longer if they find that pop corn/cottage cheese ceiling coatings contain asbestos. The home was built in 1978 so that is 50-50 at this point. It was tested yesterday but we have not heard. I will update as things unfold.
  5. You are correct Marty, thanks for reminding me! I actually have been holding a pair of VRD's for JoshNich for sometime.
  6. Our house had not quite started burning when she alerted us. No smoke yet to set them off.
  7. You got that right Eldon.
  8. Will do Neil. Give me a bit.
  9. Yes that is true but I still need to give them a price.
  10. Lost a set of 1970 Khorn Bass Bins to a house fire early Wednesday morning. I know the complete price for a pair is 12k but does anyone know or could you help me obtain the current cost of just the Bass Bins? I have limited internet access right now.
  11. If I didn't have bad luck I would have none at all. Just after midnight July 5th. our home burned due to a fire that started next door as a result of improper disposal of spent fireworks. No one was hurt but my wife and I had been in bed since 9:30 and were asleep. One of our dogs woke us up thank God. I am on a knee scooter after ankle surgery and it took everything I had to call CalFire dispatch and get out. The home where it started is a total loss. It will demolished down to the slab and rebuilt. Ours has significant damage and we will be displaced for six to eight months. The garage and family room behind it are a total loss. The rest of the house has holes in the ceiling and smoke damage. The entire roof and trusses will be removed. We are staying with friends until Monday. Monday our insurer is moving us into a local Motel until we can find a rental home. Of course all this had to happen right now while I am hobbled by the ankle surgeries. Makes a very difficult situation even worse. Anyway, my listening room is pretty much unharmed except for smoke damage/layer of soot. It will be quite some time before I am listening to music again. Also, I had a pair of 1970 Khorn Bass Bins in the garage that are toast. Anyone know the current price of just the Bass Bins?
  12. Very nice! Now do a couple with the new Jubes.
  13. Dad on his Cat in 1942 or 1943. Don't know if this was taken in Samoa, Bougainville or Guam.
  14. Complicated and sad but true. I know this may sound awful to some, but I am grateful he did not live to see what this world has become. I also guess I left an item off my list above. In loving memory of Jordan Kenneth Jensen 1920 - 1981