Haven’t been on much. Two friends are in critical care with COVID and my uncle passed away due to it last week. Several friends are out of work and with mounting bills, medical issues and no relief in sight, especially in Florida where the unemployment system is… unoptimal.

My place of work laid off more than 500 people in IT and support and more in operations. Critical people, senior devs, code writers who knew the legacy systems. This is going to lag things at work and pile more mess on me and my bosses. Schedule is even more chaotic and I am the on-call this week.

Not exactly happy with the home-schooling options presented by my nieces’ school, went through a social studies section claiming the cause of WWI was ‘economic anxieties’ and a Common Core math section that actually said 6 x 6 x 6 x 6 and 12 * 12 are the same. So now I have to go over that.

Anyway… I have gotten another few pages done on the next chapter of TWCD and may put out a tech guide. Not sure. Haven’t been on Discord lately so please obey admins or there will be more punishment for Susan handed out.

So far, I am not sick and neither is my mom or nieces. Given the asthma both nieces have, my smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure and mom’s issues, none of us will be going out in public for anything. I have no problems with re-openings; there are no good options for the people out of work who are going to be evicted without income.

That being said… God gave you common sense for a reason and I certainly won’t be interacting with anyone who thinks a bar crawl is a good idea at this time.

7 thoughts on “FIRE ON FIRE: FIRE EDITION”

  1. Eggnogui here

    Fuck, man. I’m sorry for your loss. And for all those other messes.

    Stay strong, and stay Ahern! We’ll be here. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ


  2. Take care of yourself and your family first, LP. We shall remain resolutely patient, and amuse ourselves in the meantime by playing Pin the Tail on the Hades.

  3. Condolences.

    Best way to get groceries, essential stuff; is friends; that are asking around if anyone need anything from stores so have a list and a tab ready. Or you can get stuff delivered to you, not sure if many in the USA do that.

    All in all, take care.


  4. Holy shit man, I don’t know what to say. We’ve (the general we that applies to myself and mine) have had some close calls, but nothing like what you’re going through. I’d offer some cheesy platitude like, “things will get better,” but everybody really knows how useless of a thing that is to say is.

    All I can really say is: my condolences. Try to stay as safe as possible in these honestly apocalyptic-seeming times. I have found some solace in my writing, but I know that often, an exhausting creative activity is the worst thing for a weary mind. Try to keep positive, and know that you have legions of people sending the most useless thing ever your way. Of course I am referring to “good vibes.”

    All the best,

  5. I wish you all the best during these interesting times. Been following your stories for years and they have always been a source of insight. Take care of yourself and your family – stay safe.

  6. My condolences for your uncle and I hope your friends pull through. We are definitely living in interesting and trying times. Look after yourself and your family, your audience will still be here after this is over.


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