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8/5/19 8:25 A

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Those comments about Baltimore were so unfair. Baltimore definitely has it's problems, like most cities do, but there are lots of cool, funky and fun areas of the city. I'm glad you enjoyed your time there Carol!

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8/3/19 12:31 P

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Carol, I love hearing about all your projects :-) Safe travels!

Dave's drama issues weren't with his SCA group. It was more about his other relationships, ie, certain people outside of the SCA not wanting him to continue. So he gave it up. He did a lot of leather work and chain mail. He's sort of trying to get back into that, but his hands aren't what they used to be, so we'll see. Chain mail jewelry is beautiful

I agree, best to let Sydney figure it out on her own if she can, but wow. Such aggression. Mean girls were always around, but I think it's gotten a lot worse with social media. Kids who have a mean streak anyway just get overly bold because they can hide behind an electronic screen. It's sad really.

Jen, hope you're enjoying Pennsic and RJ is handling the events well!

So right after I said I was slow, I got two big projects in that had the same short deadline. I spent the last 4 days scrambling to get it all done. Lots of billable hours, unfortunately, I can't bill them till the end of August, but still, it's income to look forward to!

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8/3/19 8:35 A

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Yes Jen have a great time! I did SCA years ago with my best friend. There was a fair amount of infighting, but I was not involved with that stuff...Ill take my toys and go home. Ive always had enough politics with work. I used to make period gowns, chain mail and other period crafts so I was mostly on the craft side.

We are back in Baltimore for a few hours before our flight home. Baltimore is going through amazing changes and you can see the millions in infrastructure being spent. I was chatting with the (black) cafe owner and I told him I hadnt seen a rat infestation yet! He was telling me about the positive changes he has seen in recent years and about how easy it is to get to DC which is helping to get values up.

We had an amazing and relaxing time! Normally Id be ready to go home, but we are both super mellow. Weve decided to go solar so weve been reading up on system design, power loads and the like. I want to build an off-grid, solar, tiny house, so we are going to do a system on our storage unit that were building now to test it out.

Laurie, good luck with the slow times, those always suck...but Im sure a feast is around the corner!

Heather, I think its smart to let Sydney work through the issues...but, yuck! That behavior sounds pretty borderline.

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8/2/19 8:56 A

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Jen, have a lot of fun!!

We had a little of our own teenage drama. Seems the girl that Sydney's ex is hanging out with now (and apparently was essentially cheating on Sydney with) has a bit of an obsession with her. She and her friend found Sydney's "prom vlog" which was very cute and silly on purpose. They memorized the first 30 seconds of it, the friend of this girl recorded it in her voice, called Sydney on her phone without blocking the number it came from, and left a voicemail recording of her mocking her vlog. Setting aside the idiocy of this, and the fact they are 15, it was also a little weird. The call came in at 10 pm. Within 15 minutes Sydney had figured out who the call came from by finding it on Snapchat (if you put in a number it will give you the associated snapchat user), and then texted her ex asking him why he gave her phone number to these girls. He said he didn't, which is clearly untrue. Hopefully it's a one time thing. But it's a little disturbing. Teenagers can do very erratic and strange things. If it happens again, I'm going to get involved. For now, I'm counting on Sydney to be mature and handle it.

Have a great day everyone!! I'll be back later to see what's shakin'!

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8/1/19 9:23 P

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There can be really nasty drama in the SCA, I hate that we have that problem but we do. I guess it's partly the nature of having such a big group. But, I try to remember it's a game and a fun hobby and stay away from drama as much as I can!

We've made it out to Butler, PA and are staying in a hotel so we can setup camp in the morning. RJ had some fuss on the ride but over all he traveled like a champ. I may try to check in, but I also plan to try not to mess with my phone much for the next week :)

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7/30/19 10:49 A

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Good morning all....

Jen, enjoy the Pennsic trip. Dave is jealous. He was in the SCA for years, then gave it up. Long story, full of drama, and probably not worth repeating. You will be glad you took the baby with you. It's a great way to introduce him to something you really enjoy.

Happy anniversary Carol! LOL at your food truck anniversary dinner. I've had better food at food trucks that I have at some restaurants. Best was in Argentina when my son was there on exchange. I had a giant burger with ham and egg and a bunch of other toppings. It was perfectly cooked and delicious.

I'm off to a slow start this week. Not much on my calendar. You know, feast or famine in this business. I have a friend in from out of town. I spent yesterday evening with her and one other friend, and tonight we're meeting up again, probably with about 10 people. It's always a good time when she's in town. Funny though, most of those people live pretty close to me, but I never see them except when she's here.

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7/30/19 10:42 A

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Jen, I hope you have a blast!!! I'm super excited for you.

Work is chugging along nicely. It's hot again this week! But the AC in the office is good, so I'm good. :)

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7/29/19 8:57 P

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Hi folks! Just checking in after baby bedtime... Most of the packing is done, just gotta get the last bits of personal toiletries/underthings and the cooler put together. Liftoff is Wednesday afternoon!

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7/29/19 9:40 A

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Good Morning!!! I ran in late for a meeting that started at 8, then another one at 9, so now's my first chance to say hello!!

I had a great weekend, and I hope you did as well. I'll come back and chat a bit later.

Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!

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