Merry Christmas and a little explaining for absence

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CJ Avlis
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Good to hear that “life is all that’s gotten in the way.

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He did amazing work on the Q8.
Hope that had nothing to do with his current hiatus.

Come back at your own time and pace…but come back.

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JasonWW wrote:
I was able to get a hold of Wims wife, Anna, she says he is currently doing well health wise, but has been very busy lately. No time for BLF.

In January he got ill again and they also had a flood which requires a lot of work to repair, plus a lot of other things they need to do to get ready for the June visitors to their Mill. Plus other stuff I won’t go into that has made 2018 a very hectic time for them.

This is the way things go sometimes. You have to have your priorities straight. Family comes first. I thought you guys would like to know.

Thanks a lot for the update and for showing concern to a fellow member! Best wishes for Wim and his family, hope to see him around here once he manages to dig out.

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Agreed, thanks for the update JasonWW! Hopefully someday The Miller can come back since he was an awesome contributor to BLF.

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Thanks again for warm words.

Yes, it was very hectic and still is, after being sick we had the highest water since we moved here. We have the mill stream running through the house.
The previous owners had water inside each year but we found an old pipe connecting the lowest room with the mill stream and I closed that so for us we never had water inside.
here is a graph showing the amount a few town upstream: http://www.eau-poitou-charentes.org/debit-station.php?station=R1192510
The spike early January had our entire front yard transformed into a lake Smile and it did not reach the lowest door but the water was seeping through the walls, but they acted as filter so it was very clean and only in one room.
The second spike, Jan 21 pushed the water so high is actually reached the lowest door and so our lowest rooms had a foot deep water. the rushing water on the side of the house made a mess of the barns. (it was about 80cm deep in the front yard)

I am way behind because there are things needing done and it seems impossible to catch up. And then the longer not logged in the harder it becomes for you know there is so much going on. I will try to catch up and check in daily.
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Hey, it’s good to hear from you again. Like was said before, it’s not worth it to try and read a bunch of old posts. It’s better to just ask the people that took over for a summary (if you want to). Just keep things light and easy. Thumbs Up

How are you not on any type of social media? Lol.

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Glad to hear back from you The Miller Wink
Jason is right…you gotta follow from now on, and you’ll eventually catch up things when you have the time Thumbs Up

Get better, and I hope that all the issues on the mill can be solved so that you can rest!
Welcome “back” mate Blushing

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Hey there The Miller! Great to hear from you, thanks for checking in. Hope to see you around here more once things settle down for you.

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Nice to hear from you TheMiller! Thumbs Up

Woa! That sounds like you went through some weather! It is not a simple thing to deal with elements… I hope you’ll eventually manage to get that mill to produce some electricity (for the Q8 and GT of course).

Please post some picts of the situation. Wink

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Nice to hear something from you TheMiller Smile

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Great to hear from you!

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Sounds like a good place for swimming lessons. All the best Miller. Beer

 

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Very good to hear from you, Miller! Smile I’m glad to hear you made it through your flood.

Did the high waters change the entrance to your cave you shared photos of a while ago?

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Good to know you’re OK, Miller Smile

I hope life will be a bit smoother for you and your family soon.

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Welcome back Smile

Cheers David

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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Glad you are well! I wanted to thank you again for the fantastic work you put into the Q8, the thing is an amazing beast. You should be very proud.

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Glad to hear from Miller again. Don’t worry about us, take care of life, then when things calm down we would love to hear from you once in a while.

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It sounds like “being in over your head” is almost literal in this case… except it’s more like “being in over your knees”. I hope this won’t be a yearly thing for you to deal with.

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it is great to see the Miller posting again. Welcome back and hope things are getting better every day at your side. We miss you a lot.

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Just found this. Happy to see TheMiller back! Smile

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I am new around here, and managed to get the BLF Q8 at the GB price. Thanks for the work you put into the Q8. It is my favorite light at the moment.

Hope all goes well with whatever needs fixing/doing for the house and family.

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Almost one and a half year, so to start, I am so sorry for letting it all slide.

I don’t think apologies can cover it so humbly I just give them and hope people will be able to forgive my terrible absence.
Reasons, many, health, financial things but well I should have been communicating here, there is no excuse for not doing so.

The compounding feeling of being a bad person letting BLF not be a part of my life and knowing I left people down has been very heavy on my mingle every day.

I saw a GTmini and Q8 mini on bang good and after seeing I am able to keep the promises of the fund it felt too bad not to check in and say hi and see what is going on.
So here I am again, I have a lot of pms I have not dared reading and well it’s very nice to see what thread titles are on the front page, looks like BLF is going great and that makes me happy.

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No sweat man, people come and go from forums all the time. Life goes on. Lol

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Welcome back The Miller. Hope your life got better.

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Every “dark side” has a “bright side” ! Welcome back to it ,The Miller Wink
I confess I smiled when I saw your message!!

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Hey there Miller! So great to see you back! And no worries whatsoever, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. Hope to see you around here. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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Thanks, so nice to see the FW3A being made in so many styles, got to get me one of those for sure. Now I really ought to ask people to contact me about the BLF five so I can give them the money BLF generated for projects

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So happy to see the Miller back. He has been a BLF icon who was greatly missed LOL .

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Welcome back the Miller!

I’m really happy that you are back.

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