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  • Bob Schacht
    ... Ted, My sympathies! I went through a similar disaster in 1982. For hard to replace or otherwise precious books, Freeze them! Ask librarians. Dry them out
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 17 8:14 AM
      At 12:03 PM 7/14/2006, you wrote:
      >To Gordon Raynal, Brian Trafford, Bob Schacht and Apolonia Latar,
      >
      >I regret that my replies to your posts have been delayed. On Wednesday,
      >our area experienced 8" of torrential rain, (3 and 1/2" in 1 and 1/2 hours).
      >The run-off water produced such pressure on our overtaxed sewer system that
      >waterspouts rose from street drains on some streets.. The result was that
      >the pressure of run-off water caused a sewer drain back-up to flood my
      >finished basement, ruining carpeting, furniture and wall-board, and
      >waterlogging almost 400 of close to a thousand of my books (on church
      >history, theology, ethics, world religions, etc) stored in cardboard
      >boxes ---when I moved here two years ago --- until such time as I could
      >build adequate shelving for them. Fortunately, all my books on biblical
      >studies were already shelved upstairs in my office. Thus, I have been
      >spending the last two days trying to tendAs to the disaster and drying out as
      >many books as I can.

      Ted,
      My sympathies! I went through a similar disaster in 1982. For hard to
      replace or otherwise precious books, Freeze them! Ask librarians.
      Dry them out as fast as you can.
      Good luck!


      >I will return to your posts in response to my thread on "Methodological
      >presupposition . . . " as soon as I can.

      That can wait!
      Thanks,
      Bob
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