Hey "gentlmen". I'm still here. As BB said, I've been between Idaho and Ohio, about a dozen tiuems since I got here. In fact, I'm headed back to Ohio in the morning. And, just like he said, lightning hit about 20 ft off the corner of the mancave a couple mornings ago. Holly and I were sitting out there watching Ice Rad Truckers when it hit. I honestly thought I had died. Lost my laptop, my new fancy work phone and headset, my big tv, my PS3, the cable modem and router, it blew two holes in my laminate flooring, and, worst of all, Porkchop is now completly deaf. (seriously. Iwould not joke about my dog)
Insurance is going to pay for it all, with only a 250$ deductable. And, it looks like I'll be getting a few upgrades in the meantime. Stepping up from a 42", to a 50" tv. New laptop is going to be a heck of a lot nicer than the one I lost. (it was 1 1/2 years old) and I will be going from a 40gig, to a 250 gig PS3. So, besides of now having a deaf dog, it worked out pretty well.
Other news, my grandma is about to pass away any day. Hospice has been called in. All of our stuff is still sitting in Ohio. THe plan is to meet my truck driver buddy there tomorrow, or Tuesday, and load it all up. Mancave is done except fora little bit of trim, and the final wiring hook ups. And, I have not brewed since about February. Thus, my absence from the board. It hurts to bad to read, knowing I cannot brew.
I'll see if I can get some pics of the mancave up, tonight.