Folks, apologies for the longer than intended absence.
It has become pretty clear that working full time and running a side business and raising a child, something has to give. Unfortunately, Paizo is it.
My sincerest apologies for that long delay I was hoping to catch up for weeks but it's clear that's not going to happen and even when it does, any week I can fall behind once more.
Everyone, I have been absent since about mid-September. There are a lot of different reasons- several work, personal, family issues needed to be dealt with. Also, the recent revelations about Paizo and how they treat their workers left a very sour taste in my mouth. I was debating shuttering my games altogether. Today, I saw that the workers are forming a union, which I am very pleased to see. With that in mind, I am planning to take some time this weekend to crank my games back up. Thank you for your patience.
Apologies for my extended absence.
RL has been kicking me in the 'nuggets' lately.
Between dealing with 'back to normal busy' on top of 'still covid requirements', I have had cascading equipment failures, AND dealing with employer requiring me to get vax by 'deadline', but I have had the antibody infusion, so I CAN'T get the vax by 'deadline'.
Add to that a son who is having extreme self esteem and anxiety issues,...
Point is, I am not ignoring the games, I luv the games and the characters, and the folks I share them with. I am just dealing with a lot right now. I will catch up as soon as I can. Promise.
Hope to see you all in -game soon!
|David M Mallon|
A big Happy New Year and some apologies
I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. It comes from a lot of sources. The TL;DR is that I haven’t had a lot of time to do anything. So, one of my resolutions was to get back to the things I enjoy. This is one of them.
I hope that I can begin again, and get back to speed. Wish me luck, and we’ll see how it goes. I do enjoy running these games, and I don’t want them to die.
Glad to see your smiling avatar!
I understand the overwhelmed.(Even if most of mine IS my own doing) ;P
I hope sincerely that it is just 'busy overwhelmed' and not 'bad overwhelmed'. Big difference there. :)
All the luck! Always! And prayers too if you need them.
I'm hoping to be able to (regularly) join all of my online amigos once again too. I have not exactly been setting any posting records myself recently. ;P
Looking forward to seeing your highly entertaining and flavorful posts again!
"Quickly Robin! To the RPG mobile! We haven't a moment to lose!" :)
Forgot to post, (Just got home from work, 10:30pm)
I am leaving at the crack of stupid in the morning. Going to visit the Daughter and see if the Rat (Disney College Program) is treating her well. :)
Be gone for the week.
Honestly, going to be too busy to post. :)
See you all when I get back!
Wow! The game’s still alive. I’m impressed. :D
Well that would be a GOOD thing to be resistant to!
Having had it at least twice (I think what I passed off as a 'cold or mild flu' earlier may also have been covid?) I can promise you it sucks.
Even so, I've been very lucky, never had to go near a hospital for admittance or anything.
The good news, my Dr was prescribing me an 'antiviral' fro treatment, turns out it was that NEW treat-covid pill that literally JUST came out! (Even teh ER didnt know about it it sounds like)
The bad news? I was impatient. If I had KNOWN what it was, I would have waited and picked it up from the drugstore, and save myself a few hundred dollars in ER co-pay fees! (AND over 6 hours of wait time) ;P
Ah well, live and learn. ;)
I am feeling better now (Thank heavens!) although it would be MUCH better if I hadnt had a poor night sleep last night! :(
But I am well enough, and it has been long enough, that I am now allowed to return to work with a mask on.
Stay well all!
I seem to have picked it up from a choir concert last weekend. (Yay for live performance. Boo for spreader events.) So far it's been more of an annoyance than anything - I am vaxxed and boosted and low risk to begin with. Hoping to be back on my feet quickly.
Sorry for continued vanishing act.
I'm keeping up best as I can. Honest. :)
RL is just being SO,... ARGH! right now.
Busy at work? Check.
Son college orientation this week? Check.
I RUN the Auditorium where they HOLD Orientation? AND my workers are ALL getting sick? DOUBLE Check.
And, just because you are all online friends. And I'm an oversharer anyway,...;P
(Only read if you really wanna know how someone is doing when you ask "How are you?!?") ;P
SO let's play "Good news/Bad news with Rags!"
BAD news- Rags has Cancer. Again. (Prostate this time.)
GOOD news- It is the least aggressive kind I could have, AND it is so small an amount it was almost missed by the testing samples.
BAD news- good or bad, the treatment is the same. Only the urgency of the treatment changes. :P And surgery recovery is measured in weeks. I dont have weeks I do not have something happening at work. :(
So, I WILL be fine. Guaranteed.
It's like taxes. You pay them all through the year, but you STILL have to do the paperwork to prove it. ;P
Same thing. Basically.
SO, If i vanish (again) I apologize in advance. Just dealing with LIFE. Positive and otherwise.
See you in the game! :D
So the wizard will be out the rest of the week, I have to go and rescue my daughter from the Evil Rodent Empire.
(She has been at Disney College Program since Jan. Time for her to come back to the real world. Or at least back to University!) ;P
So, I will TRY to be online occasionally, but I probably won't have the time.
See you next week!
So I survived my surgery. (Yay?)
But I literally cannot sit up right now.
I can recline, or I can stand. (I am typing this standing at my desk right now) ;P
Hopefully on my next Dr visit (Tue, Sept 6) I will be able to sit up straight again. THEN I can catch up on everything. :)
Have a good week!
Sorry, been busy this last week, (Week long kids rental show-musical)
Apparently I am 'officially' cleared to return to work JUST in time for it to get Freakin busy., Welcome to my life. ;P
Still can't PHYSICALLY do anything, but at least I can be there in person to point out what everyone else needs to do. ;P