Forward to the heat of June, with the water damage in the basement and AC unit taking water damage, it left our old house a moldy, mildew, musty mess. We finally got things together and were able to move into a new home on July 1st. It was a depressing month of June having to box up/and or throw away my damaged sports items. On the bright side, most of my card collection was no longer stored in the basement but much of my other items such as balls, jerseys, hats, pictures...were still in the basement. Here is a photo of what my basement looked like last year, I don't have a photo of what it looked like after since we had to turn off the downstairs circuit breakers since water got into the outlets. The sewer back up went nearly to the top of the pool table, which was a loss too.
Late May and June also hit our family hard when the tornadoes hit Oklahoma City (we lived near OKC for two years in the army) in an area we have a lot of army friends lose everything. In a time we had issues of our own, we decided to help our friends who lost even more. Here is our story in a local paper:
I also brought to Oklahoma City nearly 15,000 sports cards to give to local shelters for children who lost everything.
|Hannah and Joshua Pilarski|
So I'm offically back, I've missed a lot, I hope to get back into trading, and I have a small list of people I still owe something. Thanks for the patience, hope you understand! I have lots of great content I want to write about, but I really wanted to let you know I am not dead, gone, or forgotten...just hit a few months of bad luck. I am going to retool my site in the next few days, so please PLEASE stick with me!!!
Jason aka Joe Average Collector
(REMEMBER: I have a new address)