Prime mentioned a couple of nights ago that we’re not going to have a Brewers On Deck this year. We’re in the middle of a lockout. It’s not happening.
Yeah, that was a gut punch. This year was cancelled due to Covid. Next year is cancelled because of a lockout. I was honestly looking forward to next year’s event; it helps boost my spirits in ways I can’t even describe. But now it’s not going to happen.
I managed to cheer myself up by starting my preliminary BotCon planning. In the next few weeks, I’ll look for my suitcase. I’m going to clean out my messenger bag this week; I plan on using it as a toiletries bag. I have to get my box of jewelry from the cabinet. I need to sort through my shirts to find the ones I want to wear at the convention. I need to set my fanny pack aside so it can be ready. I won’t need Alexa’s bag, my camera, or a carrying case for my tablet; I have my phone and it can do pretty much the jobs of all three. I will need battery packs and charge cords, however. If I don’t have them, then my phone will be useless.
I have around two hundred hours of vacation. I’ll actually use it next year. It might not be for Brewers On Deck, but if I’m lucky, it’ll be for BotCon at the very least.