Usually I would not do this for something like this but for the next week and a half or so, until January 27, I won't have too much time to spend online because of some tests I need to take irl.
Last time I posted here I announced that I would be running for the position of fire chief. Although Chief Bellic hasn't formally resigned yet and we are not yet in the campaign phase (proposals havent even been posted yet), I know one of the things that will be looked at is my activity on sim, especially now. I just wanted everyone to know that this is temporary and unusual (thank god I dont have to take major exams on a regular basis), not a reflection of my usual workload, and certainly not a reflection of the high amount of respect I have for the position of Chief and the selection process that comes with it.
I am still home and thank god my fairly new computer is not dying (as some had recently). I will still be reachable via IM or the forums, and will be checking in at least once a day until I am back full time again. Offline IM's go to email so please don't hesitate to drop me an offline message if necessary!!! Hopefully over the weekend I may be able to find a free moment or two to take a study break here.