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Floydm's picture

What's new

I've been absent from the site for the past week or so for a number of reasons. First we were out of town at a place with a not terribly good internet connection. Then we got back and the whole family got leveled by a nasty cold. We're finally recovering, but I still can't taste much of anything. Even the tablespoon of Sriracha I put in my coconut chicken soup last night was hard to taste.

To top it all off, I accepted a new job this week. Begining in March, I am going to work for Mercy Corps, a company that does good work all over the globe. Disaster relief, fighting poverty, microfinance, truly a noble company that works hard to help the least fortunate and forgotten. I'm honored to have a chance to use my technical skills to make a difference in the world.

What does that mean for The Fresh Loaf? That means that in February I'll try to spend a couple of days getting the upgrades that I've mentioned recently done and get the site to a better place. It probably means that in March, at least while I'm ramping up at the new job, I'll be less active here. I'm certainly not abandoning the site, but I may not be able to spend as much time during the week working on this site and responding to questions as I typically do. The community has been doing a great job keeping discussion going here and helping each other out (hats off in particular to JMonkey, who has been particularly helpful... mountaindog has made some great posts too). I hope we'll be able to keep that kind of momentum and community spirit going here even if I disappear for a few weeks.


KNEADLESS's picture

God bless, Floyd

beanfromex's picture

Good luck with the new job.

Hope he family recovers soon.

Regards from southern mexico.

Sylviambt's picture

Sounds like a wonderful organization and terrific opportunity.  Best of luck.


breadnerd's picture

And thanks for all your fine work here as well. 

mountaindog's picture

Congratulations and Good Luck with the new position, Floyd! That sounds like it will be a very rewarding job...anything else we can do to help out with the site, let us know...we appreciate all that you have provided for here.

Paddyscake's picture

for all you have done and everything you will be doing! Mercy Corps has gotten themselves a very dedicated and caring person as demonstrated by your attention to detail and to us bread enthusiasts! Let us know if we can do anything !

grepstar's picture

Sounds like a fantastic opportunity. Admittedly, I am a bit jealous...

merrybaker's picture

That sounds like a wonderful organization, Floyd, and we know how lucky they are to get you.  Good luck!