Greetings

Dragan Glas

Active Member
Greetings,

Very glad you're still here, Hack - I was concerned for you from your last posts before LoR crashed.

I hope things have worked out for you!?

Kindest regards,

James
 

hackenslash

Active Member
Thank you, James.

I'm still in a pretty bad place, and in fact it got a lot worse after that, but I'm trying to find my way out. I resurrected the blog a few days ago, and I'm casting around for inspiration to find my mojo again and get back to writing.

Currently isolated for various reasons, and I rarely see humans these days. My fiancé is still 4500 miles away and we're stuck like that until at least a good while after all this pandemic shit is over, assuming we ever get to a situation in which we can address it and get back together.

Still, I'm breathing.

Hope all is well with you.
 

Dragan Glas

Active Member
Greetings,

You have a life-line in your fiancée, regardless of anything else.

Like everyone else,, I've spent months in lock-down due to Covid, though things are beginning to ease here in Ireland. I've spent most of that time just reading. I found it ironic that people complained about being stuck inside all the time - "Just read a book!", I thought. :)

Had my first shot (Pfizer), and will get the second in four weeks. Then I might get out more. Due to being Type 2, and having underlying breathing-related health problems, I was extremely cautious going out for food, medicines, etc., but I've managed to avoid catching it.

So, "back to normal" soon, we hope.

Again,, great to see you posting - I enjoy your physics ones particularly. I'll try and keep my eye out for anything in that regard that might interest you.

Kindest regards,

James
 

hackenslash

Active Member
Thank you, brother.

I was hoping that Ireland might be a source of solution for us, but that was prior to the pandemic. I'm dual national, you see, though my passport lapsed quite a long time ago, meaning that I have to take the long route to replacement, meaning in turn that I have to come to Dublin, which isn't happening until all this over at least.
 

Dragan Glas

Active Member
Greetings,

My own has expired as well.

I would have thought you could just post your old one with new photos, and contact details, as I've done before - or has the process changed?

Kindest regards,

James
 

hackenslash

Active Member
That would certainly be the case if my last passport were post-digital, but it expired in about 1986, further complicated by the fact that I was a minor when it happened. Legally, I'm still a dual national, but the challenge is in proving it.

Frankly, I'd been thinking, like many of our compatriots, about coming home in the immediate aftermath of the referendum, because I quite like the freedoms that EU membership affords. Ultimately, events conspired to take over and meant that I couldn't even think about getting the ball rolling until just before the pandemic hit, and here we are.

I have a lot of hoops to jump through, and I can't reach any of them at the moment.
 

Dragan Glas

Active Member
Greetings,

That's rather unfortunate. Mine only expired in 2019, so no real problem. I certainly hope that, when things settle down, you'll be able to make progress.

Kindest regards,

James
 
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