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Thread: The other shoe dropped

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    The other shoe dropped

    Iain told us this morning they have been informed that their house was destroyed in the Ft. McMurray fire. They are all safe in Edmonton, and are going to drive to Duncan, B.C. where Iain's in laws live, and Iain and Kristi have a house they are renting out. Apparently Iain's job is safe, but nobody will be going back to the pit for a while. Iain is pretty sanguine about it, he says, "Don't worry Dad, it's insured, and we are all safe." We both know there's no sense asking "Why?"
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    So sorry to hear that Roger, The main thing is that they are safe, Stuff can be replaced
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    Well that is just terrible. Glad they have a good attitude about it all...Best thing you can do probably. Good luck to everyone in the area.
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    Roger, I am so sorry to hear about your son's house. I cannot imagine trying to recover from something that devastating. Glad to hear he has a good attitude about it, hope it continues.
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    Bad news but thankfully they are insured and safe !!!
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    Well, just glad they all got out in time and they have someplace to go. Fire is a terrifying thing.
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    Glad they are safe, I hope everyone else is just as fortunate

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    Glad they are safe...
    Still a lot of loss.

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    Glad they are safe, can't replace the people, the stuff, yeah, it can be replaced.

    Do they know how the fire started?

    Just curious.

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    I am glad to hear they are safe. that fire is pretty nasty, hoping they can get it under control soon.

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