Lots of Water with No Place to Go
It was a bad weekend at the Geek Beat offices – we had a main water pipe running through the ceiling burst and flood the entire space we occupy with our offices and the studio.
Help From Our Neighbors
Many of you offered your help and that means SO MUCH to us! Thank you all. One piece of assistance we are already accepting is that all our deliveries (all those boxes you see us open on Geek Beat Live) are being dropped off at our neighbors’ location, Joe’s Italian Cafe. We’re very grateful to them for that.
Like Being in a Swamp
Big things that hit you when you enter the studio now is the terrible smell and the high temperature (because air conditioning is off) and humidity. It’s like being in a swamp.
Relocating Our Gear
We’ve moved most of the equipment to John’s garage where we’re testing it to see what still works and what doesn’t. We’ve relocated the Dropcam there so you can follow what we’re doing.
All the Excitement Captured on Dropcam
Speaking of the Dropcams, they captured the sound and some of the effects of the sudden flooding. Thanks to Paul Dixon, one of our dedicated viewers and a moderator for our Geeks community, who found the Dropcam footage on the website. And if you missed it we’re giving away 10 Dropcams, with the contest deadline extended to Wednesday, so make sure you enter that.
Your Questions Answered
We’ve heard a lot of questions from you guys. Here are a few answers: Yes, we had insurance, but we still don’t know how much of the total cost that will cover. We are absolutely going to continue releasing shows on our regular schedule (although they’re going to look a little different while we are dislocated from the studio). We don’t know how long that will be – a minimum of one week, but likely longer than that. We still don’t know how much equipment was damaged. We’ll be testing that throughout the week. Thank you again for all your offers of help, we appreciate that very much!