Yeah, yeah, yeah… I’ve been gone awhile. But I’ve been busy.
Work, wedding stuff, more job stuff, ran for JC president (lost), etc.
But it’s been fun. I’ve gone to Disney again (finally broke down and bought a season’s pass – for if you go only 8 times in a year, it pays for itself)… and we’re going another time in about 2 weeks.
All my time these days is spent working, Turkey Shooting (no, not shooting turkeys www.raleighjaycees.com for more info) and Haunted Housing (www.jchauntedhouse.com). I guess I have a pretty limited life… but that’s ok. After the TS and HH are done, it’ll be back to HOBY (www.hobync.org) for me.
But I really promise to write more.
I have to look back through my calendar to see all that I’ve been doing in the last few weeks. Suffice it to say that I’ve been all over the place (did you know that you CAN, in fact, land an airplane in 40 mph crosswinds… and that when emesis is “deposited” on a plane, that the replace the seat and seatbelt?).
Anyways, the bulk of my days are consumed with trying to hawk raffle tickets for HOBY-NC’s Vette Raffle. I can’t believe we’re actually doing it. But we are… and when I got an e-mail from the Sacramento, CA’s DA’s office, I almost lost my mind.
Apparently, the raffle is illegal under California law… and since I’d advertised it in a way directed at California residents, I was violating the law. I don’t really think that’s true. Neither does the HOBY-NC lawyer. But I don’t feel like contesting the issue… so I withdrew our ads in California.
What a pain in the butt. 🙂
Not much happened today except that I made 100 phone calls for HOBY. Each school in North Carolina is invited to send one student to participate in this leadership weekend. But we don’t hear from all of them, so we try to followup with them to see if they’re going to send anyone. Thus the calls.
It took me three hours or so to do it. My fingers were sore from the dialing. And I got pretty tired of asking to speak with the guidance counselor, too.
And when I wasn’t on the phone with a school, I was receiving calls about jobs and about selling my house. You’d better make an offer fast, or the house is going to be gone. 🙂