Ag. D. Hatzimanikas <a.hatzim <at> gmail.com>
2007-10-05 19:38:30 GMT
I really don't know how to start and how to finish my email.
For a long time I wanted to explain my current situation, but believe it or
not, I didn't have neither these few minutes of my time.
My/Our life had changed in a such a drastic way that I don't/won't have time
in the near future to help the development of the Blfs-book as I hoped to do
when I accepted the position as a developer, and I feel that I owe to Randy,
and to other folks of the Blfs-dev crew (cc-ing to Blfs-dev).
To make a long story sort, we bought a land near to the forests I work
for the last 10 years. We are trying to build a house there and we are
building it with our hands only. It's a lot of work, from early
morning until late night with only a few hour sleep. And this crazy rhythm
of life, it's almost three months now and it doesn't look that this
will change anytime soon. And yes I am happy for that!
This summer it was a disaster for my country.
With many-many thousands of burned forests, with almost 70 dead, with many
villages in flames and families that had lost almost everything (houses,
What a shame for our civilization, what a shame for all of us, who live in
this country. The system unfortunately, was unable to protect the forests and
the human lives. We as individuals, we wasn't enough ready to encounter
a challenge such a huge fire like this one. We were living with the wrong
impression that a fire will never happen to our forests.
It was in our land, when the first huge flames (in 28 of June) started their
crazy journey. The fire stopped less than 50 meters away from our field,