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Wow, It's been about 6 months since my last update.  I've been swamped.
MFF was extra challenging this year with the chlorine incident.  Convention running has become distinctly not fun lately.
Most of my fun/creative furry activities are at a minimum.  I did make it to Texas Furry Fiesta (thanks to a benefactor) and I had a good time there.  I do plan to go to Anthrocon and, of course, MFF.

My high school band had a reunion and it was quite fun.  Lots of good memories.

We have settled into a routine taking care of my father - he is out of immediate danger, but caring for him is not unlike childcare.  We need to have someone with him at all times.  He has some dementia, but on good days he is almost like his old self.
Down on my father's farm, we've been working on getting it all ready for an auction.  Dad sold off most of his farm equipment years ago, but we still have three tractors that need to find new owners and some shop tools.
(yes [livejournal.com profile] cal_foxx, I know you want the old Minnie Mo  :)

Work has been tough - staff has been reduced so much the workload is huge.  My company is being bought out by another company and it appears they just want us for our customer base, so in the next year I may be out of a job.  I've worked there for over 28 years, so this could be a big shift.

If you're wondering where I am most socially active on the net, I'd say on Facebook as Samantha Kemple.  But even there I'm not posting very much.  Too much real life is getting in the way.

Date: 2015-06-01 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hartree.livejournal.com
So Nokia is buying Alcatel-Lucent.

Hopefully the combined company won't be No-Alcatel-Lucent.

Date: 2015-06-01 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schnee.livejournal.com
Very sorry to hear about your father. :/ I hope that the good days will be abundant, and that he'll be able to live the evening of his life in dignity and happiness.

And claws crossed for the job, too!

Date: 2015-06-01 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildfox34.livejournal.com
Hoping for the best for things for you, with your father and the job. Hopefully you can find a new fun/creative spark soon!

Date: 2015-06-02 01:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
So, no MFM for you two I guess? I will cry! You were missed last year.

What are the other tractors you need to move? And shop tools? I may be interested. Looking for a welder and a torch to be specific, and an anvil, and most anything else. Let me know what you have and what you need for them when you can. You can call on the weekend if you prefer.

Date: 2015-06-02 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cal-foxx.livejournal.com
That last comment that came in screeded was me, I wasn't logged in for some reason.

Date: 2015-06-02 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tilt-longtail.livejournal.com
OOOH I want an old tractor

Date: 2015-06-02 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenreaper.livejournal.com
If it is Nokia, you could hope that they might offer more-generous-than-average packages for those leaving. Either way . . . no job lasts forever, but redundancy is better than some other possibilities!

I hope your next MFF is more positive than the last one! Sorry I couldn't come, I'd just moved back to the UK; but hey, at least I had time to cover the story.

Date: 2015-06-04 10:05 am (UTC)
ext_130910: Me as I want to be (SL vixen)
From: [identity profile] fyremane.livejournal.com
Here is a Vixen *HUG* of support.

Date: 2015-06-06 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] porsupah.livejournal.com
It never rains, but it pours, ne?

28 years in one position! (So to speak =:) Wow. We definitely need to swap war stories someday.. our time's been so different. I do hope you can be here (or SL!) a bit more often, but failing anything online, perhaps we can hook up IRL.

High school band? Okay, what did you play? (And do you still?)

Erf, MFF, indeed. Was there ever any actual conclusion to that chlorine affair? There seemed to be a lot of bluster from the authorities about Taking It Seriously, and then not much else.
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