:::walks in slowly:::
:::dusts off cobwebs:::
:::polishes writing desk:::
Oh my, was my last post REALLY in June?!! No wonder Wendy sent me an email asking if i am alive. Whoa!
Yep, i'm alive.
This past week my thoughts have been mostly with a friend down in the Houston area and with friends and family back home in NW Indiana, all of whom were dealing with Hurricane Ike or the remnants of. My Mom and DanTheMan were evacuated out of his house in Munster one week ago today. A couple days ago he sent an email with photos of his flooded house attached. I quite literally gasped when i opened the email and started looking at the pictures and then i started to cry, it was just completely overwhelming to see. I can only imagine how Dan, his girls and my Mom feel about the whole situation. Mom does not "live" there, but she's there enough and loves Dan enough to be as affected by it as anyone who "lives" there full time.
Here's a few of the pics from Dan's House:
During the earlier stages of the flooding last week. Deb and her coworkers at Superior were on call to be available in case any hospitals needed to be evacuated and they did get called to the hospital in Dyer, sat around for 3-4 hours and then it was determined that the water was no longer rising so they were sent back to base. Whew!
So, in the world of knitting....ehhh, not so much. A little bit here and there, still working on a pair of socks i started back in February. I know, i still sux!! I really do need ot ge tmoving on those and a few other pair i have on needles. And there's items to be made for the wee one who joined the family on June 25th. (I'll save that for another post, that will really cause all 3 of you to fall off your chairs!!)
Yeah, so i'm still sucked into my virtual Second Life world, playing that every day. I have a job in the game so i'm focused on that most of the time. The Music Club i work at is called "WanderLust world Music Club" and it finally opened on July 10th after i had been waiting since mid March for it to be built and opened. It's a very cool concept created by the Owners, Mellifera and Cael Szondi. The club is based on travel destinations and every 3-4 weeks we change destinations. so far the club has traveled to: Paris, Beijing for the Summer Olympics, Mars and we just landed back on Earth - traveling back in time and landing in Medieval England. Huzzah! LOL!!
Each time the destination changes, the decor inside the club changes, so it's always fresh and fun. Along with the decor change, the themes that we use to host contests also changes. In Second Life, clubs hold contests to attract guests and the contests are usually based on some form of clothing or costume that people can buy for their avatars. Yesterday our themes were things like best: Dragon, Bards & Rogues, Lords & Ladies and Pixies, Fairies & Elves. I actually purchased a May Pole to be used in a furture event...perhaps for a Medieval feast?
Here are a couple of pics of my in game persona, "Mauren Mureaux"...
Well, that is all for today!!