I am in West Africa at the moment, responding to the Ebola crisis. I have been running an Ebola treatment center here in Sierra Leone.
I just received news that my home outside Atlanta burnt to the ground. Everything is lost including my 16 touring and 24 roadster. Thank God, no one was hurt.
I'm profoundly sad. I'll keep you up to date.
Michael: Sorry to hear that. If I can help, email me. Be safe over there. Dan.
Take care of you and where you are at now. Worry about cars later.
The loss of a home and personal effects generates sadness and requires a mourning process. Most of us will share in your process because of our love of the Model T.
It is fortunate that nobody was hurt in the fire and I cannot help but think that had you been home you might have been hurt or worse. You also may have been able to save some of your things, perhaps the cars. Either way, the reason for your absence is a noble one. Hope you are receiving kudos where you are and if not, you have them here.
Spot on ....
You were in the right place when this happened ...
Thank you for your kindness serving your fellow man & woman ...
Iím so glad no one was hurt. As others have said be careful where you are and thank you for serving there.
Depending on how hot the fire was in the location the T was stored, what fell on it, etc. usually some parts can actually be saved or in some cases most of it can be saved. Especially if it had coolant in the radiator, the gas tank was empty, and there was not a lot of intense heat in that area etc. But it usually is easier to find a good replacement than to try and resurrect one that was severely burned.
Again, thank you for your service.
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I am sorry to hear of the loss of your house and cars. Hopefully your insurance man is losing sleep so that you don't have to. I am hopeful that everything will be set right and restored. Cars can be replaced.
Your dedication to Sierra Leone is admirable.
Michael... God Bless you and all your efforts over there in Africa. I'm so so sorry to hear of your house and all the loss. You're in my prayers. Thankfully you and any family members that would've been there are safe.
"No good deed goes unpunished," but that is taking it too far! So sorry for your loss, Doc.
Be careful, ya' hear?
Thank you everyone. In headed home Wednesday PM and will arrive sometime Thursday. I'll check in when I know more.
So sorry for your loss. But this makes me wonder what the net population of Model T is. Some are lost to fire, accidents, theft, hot rods, etc. Hopefully yours can be restored. Meanwhile there are many that are resurrected from junk, piece by piece, just as I am doing. They emerge as another T in the population.
Wishing you well.
It is sad that you suffered the loss. It is tough to lose all one's possessions, but much worse to lose a life. Thank you for helping with the Ebola crisis. We will pray for you that you don't get sick as well. You are to be commended for going where most people would be afraid to go to do a job many people fear, but also helping to save lives.
Michael my home also burned to the ground. I have sent you a private email on recovery from insurance suggestions
I too have felt the pain of losing a home to a fire. My house burned to the ground 18 months ago. It is terribly stressful, fortunately, my ins. co was good to me, as well as family and friends. My garage was saved and so was the old Ford. No one was hurt. The ironic thing is that right out of college I was an insurance adjuster and saw house fires there first. Pays to read your policy thoroughly. I truly am sorry for your loss and good luck.
Very sorry to hear of your loss! This has to devastating, I echo closely to the above statements it could have been worse, I'm glad everyone is okay everything else can be replaced in time.
I'll extend my hand as well anything I can do let me know, we're not that far apart.
They aren't lost if they only suffered a minor setback. Find someone to store them until you get back chances are they are still there.