Hi guys. The lightning thing was strange. I was at work and ran to see if my friends windows were up. Only rain at the time, but when I re-entered the doorway to the building, the thunder cracked. I had saw the lightning out of the cornor of my eye. A silvery bolt that seemed to cracked in mid air rather than touch ground. I know a little about the physics involved with lightning since lightning is actually one of my favorite things. Thats actually what "Quickblade" stands for. After the thunder clap occurred, I felt as if a vertical section of my torso had been made devoid of air. Sounds strange and is hard to explain, but it was pretty cool.
As for my job. I start my new schedule tomorrow night. This could get real complicated to explain. I was an assistant supervisor for about 5 years at a newspaper company. 3 years ago were bought by a new owner. 6 months later, I had to fire all of my employees in my department because of an operation change. That left me with a reduced role which at first was hard because of the uncertainty of it all. It also left me with less work/responsibility which wasn't all that bad. A new change in business has happened which has changed my schedule radically and has given me a ton more responsibility and work. If things go wrong this time, I will be faced with reliving the whole horrible experience all over again. I may be seeing more money, but as some of you know more money doesn't always equal more happiness. To explain my financial situation to you a little it goes like this. The national level of income to be considered above poverty for a family of 3 is about $45 K a year. My household is at about $21 K. I could be wrong a little and will edit it if my wife tells me other wise, but you see how a little boost in money isn't going to make up for the change in lifestyle.
The missing Lego goes like this. My nephew is currently on vacation with my daughter. When they return Mon or Tue, I have a few courses of action. I can either go to visit my nephew and recover my stolen Lego as I find them, or I can try to talk to my sister and explain the problem as best as I see fit. Sometimes my family goes with the whole " Whats's done is done" philosphy, but I never bought that. It really sucks because my nephew just turned 9 and I was thinking that he could begin to enjoy Lego as I do, once he gets over that stupid toon-ami phase of everything has to fight with no build up. As for the missing pieces, I'm not looking for people to try to replace them, as I can find alternatives, but here's what he got off the top of my head: 2 dk gray euro armors, 2 lt gray pointed visors, 2 white plumes, 2 faces that I only had 1 of each that were important characters to me. 2 red ninja headgears, a few native american faces, the rest were not terribly important pieces besides a few figs in my armies. I also managed to recover my Black Falcon leader with a Brickforge great healm, but the paldrons were missingalong with his accessories. It's the act that has me more upset than anything.
I'm sorry for the huge
post, but I just wanted to explain everything. I'm kinda like a super villian with my honesty. I'll tell you everything ..... right before I make my mark
Once again, thanks everyone for your concerns and kind words.