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Old 09-04-2017, 08:58 PM   #589
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Last post from Erik was 5 February. Glenn has tried to contact him with no response. I fear something has happened to him. Who would let us know??

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Just curious, has there been any sightings of Erik of late? He is a truly talented and ambitious sort. Hoping all is well and that he will update on his projects.
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:33 PM   #590
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Just curious, has there been any sightings of Erik of late? He is a truly talented and ambitious sort. Hoping all is well and that he will update on his projects.

I believe this is him

https://se.linkedin.com/in/erik-noreke-a938961

I have no news, and can figure out not way to try and contact him. I have his e-mail and have done so with no response. I miss him.

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Sorry for the bump on this, but I just read this thread from start to finish in one evening after it came out top of the list when I searched for 'Elandan'. Just bought a 31' 1984 model myself (UK-based), and wasn't just terrified by the amount of rust Erik found, but also fascinated by the amount of work he gets done, the skill, the passion, the imagination, and the intellect.

Erik mentioned 'personal matters' at one point, and I immediately wondered about his mental health. I've been there myself, trying to support hobbies, a family, a job and everything else, and it can lead to catastrophic burnout at some point, usually culminating in a negatively life-changing event. Projects (particularly concurrent ones) keep my mind busy, keep me from thinking about more mundane things, or keep me from thinking about where my life is going and where it has been, but that only works for so long. Obviously I'm speculating wildly, but I suspect some kind of mental or emotional breakdown. We are only human, after all, not superheroes (although I would put Erik in the latter category).

If my theorising causes offence to anyone, I apologise - it's just the vibe I got from the thread, combined with my own humbling life experience. I also wanted to voice my irritation at the person (who I shall not name) who pretty much demanded updates from Erik on the Elandan project for his own gain. I think that's a pretty disrespectful and rude attitude to have. We all find ourselves frustrated or pressured at some point when we desire information for our own projects, but transferring those feelings onto someone else is a pretty selfish act. It's a huge credit to Erik that he dealt with the matter courteously and humbly. On the whole, I think most participants of this thread have been awesome and have kept it rolling in the nicest of spirits. It's truly a stand-out example of like-minded people coming together and supporting each other, and a great introduction to the community for someone like me.

Whatever the reason for his absence, I know everyone who has followed Erik's exploits is sending him the best of wishes, me included. He has inspired me in so many ways in regards to my own impending projects and I see him as a 15-year older version of me, based on his history (the TRS-80 mention was particularly amusing).

Some things are more important than curiosity.

Edit: I did some digging. Short version is that he commented on his wife's Facebook wall 3 weeks ago, so at least he is alive and - in some way - well.
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Misterduffy, a hearty welcome to iRV2!! We're very glad you joined and I look forward to seeing your Elandan!
I am very happy to see you choose this thread for your 1st post. Myself and several others here are big admirers of Erik and his great work and the conversations we had with him during his work progress. You my friend have just put my mind at ease, and will others as well, to hear that Erik is alive and prayerfully well. I think of him often, and you might have read where I feared something had happened to him.
We still look forward to his return, hopefully he will.
Please message me if you start a thread here with an Elandan project of your own. I'd love to follow your progress too, as would others I'm sure. If anything, show us a photo or two of your rig in the new rig show off thread. ☺
Again, thanks for posting, and if in any way you would get a chance to speak to Erik....tell him we really do miss him here, and wish him well with God's blessings.
BTW, what you spoke of with stress of things etc, burn out and the rest....."you've been reading my mail". I'm sure you know what I'm saying there.
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misterduffy , Thanks for the update, I for one am glad to hear Eric is ok! I have seen this happen before on here, and for whatever reason, just glad to hear he is ok! Life goes on! I am betting he will come back, and at least let us all know how he is doing! Rail!
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?? "I also wanted to voice my irritation at the person (who I shall not name) who pretty much demanded updates from Erik on the Elandan project for his own gain." you must have read something I did not "for his own gain" ??
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Glad to hear Erik is alive and hopefully in good health and spirits.

Looking forward to seeing another Elandan project. Please post a link or share with us the thread so we may follow along with your project.

Best wishes to Erik for the future. Hoping he is able to get back to restoring his Elandan and will post updates as the project continues. Inspiring to see the work he does.
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you must have read something I did not "for his own gain" ??
The statement was:

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I joined this thread because I have a serious delamination problem on my Winnebago and what the OP was doing directly addressed my situation ... I still need to repair the coach ... just pointing out that the thread on a RV repair site seems to have gone in a totally unrelated direction and one that is not going to help me.
In terms of etiquette, ethos, support and participation, I do not believe the attitude betrayed by the member is appropriate. And that's me being restrained.
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I have no idea what post you folk are talking about, but are you sure something was not stated in a friendly jest, rather than intended to be taken seriously?
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I have no idea what post you folk are talking about, but are you sure something was not stated in a friendly jest, rather than intended to be taken seriously?

I remember the post way back, did not think much of it then, and I think it is not that big a thing.
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