Carlos F, our friend is fine!!:) "updated"
I am so happy....I got his personal message this morning, I was really getting out of ideas to find him and I am so glad nothing has happened to him
With his permission, I am reproducing his mail here:
Gracias a Dios estoy muy bien junto a mi familia. Recién estoy pudiendo contestar este e-mail porque donde yo vivo estamos sin electricidad, así que he salido a revisar algo de mis e-mails y dar aviso a mis amigos que todo está bien por mi lado.
Por favor agradece a todos los amigos de SpanishDict que seguramente han querido tener noticias de mi persona.
Un gran abrazo para ti Heidita y todos ahi en SD, agradeciendo su preocupación me despido hasta unos días más, donde espero se regularicen las cosas por estos lados.
For those who cannot read this (yet):
Carlos is fine and with his family, electricity was down and he could not get in touch.
Please tell all friends from Spanishdict. I am very grateful as I am sure they have asked for me.
As we say : a very heavy weight off my heart and mind
Carlos: te queremos
Update: I would like to express my special thanks to **zenejero , Benz and blackbull,** who went far out of their way to find Carlos' complete name, company etc (Benz is a genius), made countless phone calls, posted on *freakin* facebook and everywhere in search for Carlos. Especially zenejero and blackbull having all those terrible problems themselves, did all they could and more to help, I am very grateful. I got this from **zenejero** today: gracias por tu mensaje... lamentablemente donde estoy no hemos tenido teléfono ni luz eléctrica por un par de días, y pese a que estuve tratando de llamar a la compañía de carlos no me contestaban.. y recién a las 8:30 de hoy nos dieron electricidad nuevamente. siento que no hice mucho, que podría haber sido más, pero ya lo había puesto en todas las redes sociales como facebook, twitter, en el diario e incluso llamé a dos radios en santiago en cuanto pude.... avisaré que ya apareció.
And this message from Blackbull, who said this when I told him Carlos was fine:
Gracias por al buena nueva, gracias a dios estaban bien...Gracias por permitidme ayudar abrazos!
Carlos, estoy tan feliz de saber que estás bien! I have not been able to spend time in the forum today (it is now 9:50 PM here), but I was overjoyed to see that Heidi had started this thread to share the great news with us!!
I hope you felt all of the love, support and prayers that went up on behalf of you, your family and your country. I know that Heidi is already an outstanding administrator for this site. But she truly went above and beyond in her efforts to find out how you were doing. It has been her number one priority and we have all shared in her concern.
It is so good to know that this is not only a learning site, but also a community of people who truly care for one another.
Please continue to keep us informed of your circumstances and needs in the coming days and weeks. You are such a special and important part of this forum and I am truly grateful that you are safe and healthy!
How good does it feel that a friend we worried about has been found well and sound?
Click here ----> Great Joy
And thank you Heidita, for all your efforts in finding this out for us.
And I'd like to remind you Carlos's own words:
Abrid vuestro corazón a la esperanza, no pierdas la fé...
Open your heart to hope, keep the faith ...
What a relief! I'm so glad he's fine Thanks for letting us know, Heidi!
Ya estoy muy tranquilo. Me preocupaba mucho pero ahora estoy contento.
I'm new here, but have been following this, of course. Very happy -- very impressed at everyone's caring and persistence for a fellow "SpanishDict" friend.
¡Gracias a Dios! We were all so worried. All our thoughts and hearts were with you and your family.
¡Excelente noticia! Gracias a Dios nuestro amigo Carlos se encuentra sano y salvo.
Muchas gracias Heidita por hacérnoslo saber.
Qué alivio saber que estás bien Carlos!! Me alegro mucho, mucho, mucho!!! y espero que vuelvas pronto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will say this in English, since I am still learning Spanish...but who cares what language this is in, the important thing is our "FRIEND" Carlos is back.
I know we were all very concerned for him and his family. I am sure all of our prayers had a lot to do with helping him make it through the "tough" times.
I think we need to keep praying for him and his family because I would imagine they will still have it rough for some time until things can finally get back to normal.
Now...Let's all say a little thank you to God!
Great news! Buenas noticias!
What great news - to be honest I was getting worried.
Many thanks for letting me (and all of us) know the good news.
That is wonderful news. We all feel bad enough to hear of such tragedies in the world but when someone you know could be directly involved, even though we've never met, it weighs on you all the more. ¡Gracias a Dios! Looking forward to seeing him back on the forum.