…has been kinda nuts lately. Well, mostly it’s been work that’s been nuts, but more on that in a few.
Raptor Clan survived Hurricane Sandy relatively intact. Lost power for about 28 hours, and got just a little water in the basement, but aside from that, nothing. We were lucky: a good chunk of our area is still without power, and a coworker of mine had some major flooding in her house.
Please keep everyone who was hit, especially those in NY and NJ, in your thoughts and prayers. And donate to/volunteer with the relief efforts if you can.
Work was nuts in the week or so leading up to the storm. Everyone was preparing for Frankenstorm, or Storm of the Century, or whatever you want to call it. And everyone needed food, so business at Big Regional Supermarket Chain Store was a-boomin’. So much so that we actually ran completely out of our most popular products. Which reminds me: if you are expecting to be without power for more than 24 hours and you don’t have a generator, stocking up exclusively on tuna salad and egg salad is A VERY BAD IDEA!!!!
Anyway, most of the department, myself included, put in some serous overtime, before, during, and after the storm to help keep up with demand. And even after the storm, demand is high… mostly because our supply lines are still buggered up. And naturally, the only things people want are the things we don’t have… but that’s a rant for another post.
However, Sandy notwithstanding, life… has gotten interesting since I last posted. It’s actually why I haven’t posted recently. I’ve been working on something kinda big. For me, anyway. And it’s about to come to fruition. Actually, for all intents and purposes, it has. But I don’t know how much I can say publicly about it until it becomes official. I’ll tell y’all all about it once I get the okay from the higher-ups. But suffice to say this is going to be a real big step towards being able to a) move out of Casa del Raptor and b) (which is directly dependent on a) begin acquiring firearms. So to say I’m excited is something of an understatement.