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FF Sparks (Casual)

Rollercoaster Day...

So, I went into Quicksilver to take a look around. No word yet on what my pay would be, or the terms of my contract in coming back; I'll hear more later this week. It sounds like many of the same problems are still in evidence, and the space feels like a ghost town, all empty compared to what it was like when I was last there in April the day we were all let go. However, as was pointed out to me, it's still a paycheck...and one where I don't have to relocate. And I can certainly keep looking in the meantime.

Meanwhile, I got a whole bunch of family news all at once.

My 'aunt' Louise (not really related, but my grandmother's lifelong best friend) was having trouble focusing and with her memory last week, and she went into the doctor. They took an MRI, and she has a very large brain tumor. They're going to look into operating on it...

My brother Michael was in a simulated 'war' exercise with his battalion. He was six months from a normal promotion, but there were rumors they were going to give a promotion in the field to him for exceptional service, doing a mockup 'field promotion' during the war itself. Turns out this was true, and so he got a field promotion. Also, since he went out early to help set up, he got to go back early.

His beloved cat Henry had died while he was gone, struck by a car in a hit and run. My sister-in-law Reiko had Henry cremated and had a lock of his hair and an imprint of his paw kept for Michael. (Henry was a mutant cat, who had deformed paws.) He'd known before he got back, but he got to see the urn and then went out for dinner with Reiko...he'd been back two hours when he got a call that there was a formation on base and for everyone to report there. Reiko dropped him of...

...and he found out one of the guns from the war exercise was missing, so the entire battalion was being put under house arrest in the barracks. Potentially for weeks, while they sort it out. Those still in the Mojave desert are stuck there, in house arrest in the camp there. Michael at least got back to North Carolina before being tossed under house arrest. Reiko is Unthrilled...

Mom called and dumped all of that on me at once, while asking how the Quicksilver thing went.

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