Ok well I've heard that a lot of people are wondering what has happened to T*T. Well it's a long story so you might want to go grab an extra soda or refill that cup of coffee before you start reading past this point..... Well there are multiple reasons why we are not online, well not in game online anyway. 1. I was recently terminated from my Job. Here's the shortest way I can tell the story behind that. Ok the company I was working as a temp for like 10 months I finally got hired in full time to on June 25, 2007. Worked for about 2 months full time and had no problems until they wanted to train me on inspection. In the inspection area that I was working in when being trained there is a little tub of rubbing alcohol about 2 to 3 feet from my face. Well I suffer from Cronic Mild Persistent Asthma and rubbing alcohol just isn't a friend of mine. Well I went to my team leader and explained that I couldn't work that area due to the fumes getting to me and making it difficult for me to breath. Team leader had no problem with it and for about 3 months didn't work me in that area, then however in December they started working me in that area off and on again. Team leader told me it wasn't him, that it was the supervisors call. I wasn't told directly but heard through the grapevine that, and I quote, "Wasn't getting moved from that area until I brought in a doctors excuse proving I have asthma". Cause you know, the lips turning blue and the gasping for air wasn't enough proof. Anyway I suffer through that crap for 3 more months getting put there for week here and there and then like the entire month of March. I finally can't take any more of it, basically start feeling like crap on a daily basis, so I break down and call a doctor. My appointment was on April 1st, 2008 and got the required note from the doctor that my job wanted and since it was my first time going to that doctor he scheduled me for some further testing (dated for April 8th, 2008). Turned in the note that night when I went into work and on the morning of April 4th, 2008 had the Department manager and my supervisor request a small meeting with me off to the side of the work area. They told me because of the wording of the doctors note that I couldn't work around "High Oder Chemicals" that I put the company and myself at risk and that I was going to be on temporary suspension until I could obtain a new doctors excuse that was worded better. I tried to explain to them that it wasn't all chemicals and that I had no problems working anywhere else it was just that one work station. But they wouldn't listen to it, because all they were worried about was covering their own arses. SO...I call the doctor and explain the situation and he told me he would like to wait until the tests were done and the results were back before he would do anything further with a new note. I go in for the tests then after it's all said and done was told it could take up to 2 weeks to get the results back from the specialist cause they were pretty behind (lovely). Two weeks later I receive a letter from my job saying that if I didn't report back to work by April 28th, 2008 I would be terminated. Well seeing as I'm 3rd shift the 28th would have been Sunday night on the 27th and I didn't get that letter until the 24th on Wednesday. I call work to see what kind of extentions I could get and they told me I hadn't been full-time long enough to get FMLA but I could apply for Short Term Disability. So I drive all the way out there to my work and get the paperwork needed on Thursday the 24th and turn it into the doctors office and was told he may not get to them that day cause he had a full schedule. So Friday I call the doctors office first thing in the morning to check up on things and was told that the doctor wasn't going to fill out the STD paperwork and that my test result came back and he wasn't going to write me a new excuse without first making an appointment to go see him. Guess what, the soonest opening they had was on the 28th at 3pm. Well since I had to report to work on Sunday night WITH the excuse in hand that wasn't soon enough and when I explained to them the note that I received they still insisted that I needed to make an appointment. But the doctor did say he was willing to have someone from work call him and talk to them directly. Going to guess nothing came of that since I still received the letter informing me that I was terminated. So basically in the end I get screwed without getting dinner and a movie first. Due to the doctors greed or stubbornness whichever you want to call it, and my jobs ignorance/wanting to cover their arses I don't have a job right now. Can't really file a lawsuit about it either in discression to the ADA (American Disability Act) cause of the loop-o's they are using that I wasn't fired for the "Health Problem" itself but for the absence from work I had to endure while waiting on the doctor's dumbarse. They didn't give me any offical Temporary Suspension paperwork either even after I requested it, saying I didn't need any paper work cause they told me verbally. Which I know that was BS cause if it's not in writing it never happened I know how courts work. Anyway so reason 1 why we aren't around is due to lack of funds, I'm still looking for work and with the job market the way it is right now it was a crappy time to lose a job :/. onward now to reason 2.... 2. Darri's Computer bottomed out. Harddrive fried, motherboard won't reconize the CD-ROM, Powersupply keeps going out on it....basically it's a paperweight now. So we're having to save what we can to replace her PC and her monitor cause right now I'm using her monitor. My monitor about 2 weeks ago started shooting sparks out of the bottom of it and not keeping a picture on the screen lol. So since her PC isn't working I took her monitor. On top of that the power supply on the laptop isn't working either so we are in essence down to 1 PC among 3 people wanting to use it. So that's reason 2, we don't have the other resources other then the funds to operate anything right now even if our accounts were up right now :/. 3. Honestly at first the reason we wanted to go on a break in the first place is cause it seemed like it was becoming more of a job then a game for us. Instead of us getting the messages we use to get of... "Hey want to do a peerless" "What's up want to go hunt?" "Wanna try a spawn?" All the messages we were receiving were turning into... "Hey can I submit" "Can you take a submission?" "When's the next auction?" It was getting to the point we thought people didn't care about us anymore and they only cared about us selling their stuff. It was getting rather depressing to be honest. We're over all that now and can't wait to get back though! 4. Darri went in for Surgery on March 5th and was out of work for 6 weeks. She is doing fine for those that may have known and worried about her. She healed up nicely and is A OK now , she's got some other problems currently but she's getting those taken care of soon. Been having problems with her shoulder I think she may have it slightly dislocated, we'll find out tomorrow. Anyway now you know what's been going on, hasn't been the greatest year for us so far, here's to things getting better soon hopefully. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I'll try to frequent the stratics forums more. Wasn't even coming to stratics since they changed didn't want to bother with re-registaring and all lol. I'm kinda lazy that way, that and for a while it was just becoming a hassle finding the crap at first cause it didn't start off as organized as it is now. Anyway talk atcha guys later .