[Weekly - F/Sa] Week In Review

Tek7

CGA President, Tribe of Judah Founder & President
Staff member
WE MADE IT TO THE WEEKEND

Why is that four-day work weeks--I took a day of PTO (paid time off) on Monday--seem even longer than five-day work weeks? It just doesn't make sense.

Anyway, we've made it to Saturday, for which I am most grateful. Work wasn't especially stressful, but recent changes have made it more difficult and less efficient to actually get work done.

The kiddos are healthy and get along well until they don't (then they REALLY don't, but I'm told that's the norm for siblings). They're currently vegetating in front of the television, but it's Saturday morning and I have our home network setup so that the Roku stick only gets 2 hours of Internet access max on the weekends. I'm not even upset because we all could use a chill morning after a long week. It wasn't bad, mind you. Just...long.

I paid the CGA annual expenses this morning, so thank you very much to everyone who donated last year and a special thanks to our monthly donor (you know who you are!) to help us keep the virtual lights on.

My wife and I are planning to be back at church in-person tomorrow morning, though we'll likely just ease back in by going to our Sunday school class then ducking out and watching the sermon by way of a recorded livestream after we get home. We both got our second shots earlier this year (I got my second shot in January, she got her second shot in February IIRC), but we've been hesitant to return to "normal" (ha ha, the old "normal" is gone, but I use the word as shorthand for a general state of life as people remember it before COVID) out of an abundance of caution for others in our lives, including my wife's grandmother, who is in her 90s. (Pardon the run-on sentence.)

TL;DR: Normal week. Long week. Chill morning. CGA bills got paid. Planning to go to Sunday school in-person tomorrow.
 

Krissa Lox

Active Member
Life in general finally seems like it's moving forward in a positive direction again. Myself and family are all vaccinated now and the weather's getting warmer, so it's good to be going out doing things again. And the world outside currently seems to be a lot saner and less hostile than the online world has become, so maybe I will take some vacation time to enjoy it while it lasts.

I still struggle quite a bit with many of my online places being overrun by negativity, but maybe this is how the meek end up inheriting the earth - because the not-so-meek seem to find it nearly impossible to resist getting caught up in endless cycles of trash-talking each other on digital media, like it's become some sort of weird interdimensional trap that keeps them sucked in.
 

Tek7

CGA President, Tribe of Judah Founder & President
Staff member
Still Alive.

Family is still healthy. Delta variant is surging here, so we're being cautious. We plan to enroll the kids in a virtual option for the first semester and switch back in-person classes for the second semester if they can get the vaccine before January.

Work is okay. Bills are gettin' paid. Received a job offer that I ultimately declined after much prayer and thought because I carry the health insurance for my family and we're expecting more medical expenses before the end of the year.

God is good. :)
 

Krissa Lox

Active Member
So, I haven't been up to posting status updates lately, as it's kind of challenging to find positive, uplifting things to say about dealing with weirdos. However, given that hundreds of them are now converging on Dealey Plaza in Dallas because they're convinced that JFK Jr is going to rise from the dead to greet them there, is probably more than enough to speak for itself.

And about the only uplifting thing I can think of to say about it is to remark that the simple fact that mankind has somehow managed to survive all these thousands of years without becoming a fatal victim to our own insanity has got to be more than sufficient proof of God's providence and mercy and long-suffering.

And so much more I can relate to Jesus' concern when He was burdened about His people being like sheep without a shepherd. That's a phrase that comes to mind an awful lot lately.
 

the_great_eskimo_pie

Former Official Thread Killer
Wow, things have updated around here.
I haven't been on, mostly because I haven't been doing much gaming-wise, and my computer time has been focused on either work, school, or paying bills.

Let's see; I'm married with two kiddos, still working, thankfully. I have been working from home over the last 18 months or so, just recently going back into the office.

Hi again after vanishing for a while. I pray y'all are well, and I'll try to pop in on occasion more often as time allows.
 

Tek7

CGA President, Tribe of Judah Founder & President
Staff member
Wow, things have updated around here.
I haven't been on, mostly because I haven't been doing much gaming-wise, and my computer time has been focused on either work, school, or paying bills.

Let's see; I'm married with two kiddos, still working, thankfully. I have been working from home over the last 18 months or so, just recently going back into the office.

Hi again after vanishing for a while. I pray y'all are well, and I'll try to pop in on occasion more often as time allows.
Eskimo sighting! So glad to hear things are going well for you.

How old are the kiddos? (Mine are 10 and 7 now.)

Most of our activity these days takes place on the CGA Discord Server, which you can read about here, but the forums are still online and, God willing, will remain available for a very long time to come.

If you get a chance to pop in again soon, let us know what games you're playing these days (if any; I and many other community members can sympathize that parental responsibilities tend to mean less time for games--but it's so worth it!).
 
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