From the Desk of john Rourke – September 1st, 2017


Apologize for not publishing my normal “From the Desk of…” yesterday. I had to take Wifey to the ER. The short and sweet – She had swelling in her lower extremities and went to an urgent care facility. The doctor there was very concerned she may have a blood clot and sent us to the ER. There the doctor ruled out a blood clot but ran tests for that as well as other concerns. Everything came back good. Quite a relief and the doctor was very happy. She is now following up with her regular doctor but struggling to get an appointment. Currently, her appointment is 3 weeks out. If there is a cancellation she’ll go.

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Local Sam’s Club ran out of gas today. More to come? We’ll see.

no gas, ran out of gas, gas shortage,


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Hurricane Irma is far out in the Atlantic heading West and currently a Cat 3. Meteorologists are predicting it will strengthen to a Cat 4. The big question is where Irma will track.

Hurricane Irma tracking

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September is Preparedness Month. Many online vendors are having special sales. I’ll post a list shortly.

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Question: Anyone have an AR they are wanting to build? What is it? Would like to hear your concept. I’m not talking fantasy at work here, rather, a realistic build.

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Have a great weekend everyone!!

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