Social Saturdays Leave Questions

Hey guys, Damien here, I am trying to get our blog back on schedule a bit. I will try Social Saturday again next Saturday. Leave questions for me and my family to reply to in comments below. The kids and I will answer next Saturday. Thanks.

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Hello followers thanks for sticking with us another year on our blog. Our most recent followers:


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Thanks again everyone.

SUMMER: Are we going to blog?

Damien Knight


Absolutely! This summer I hope to get back to my daily blog schedule. This means the return of “Monday Motivation, Wisdom Wednesday, a new one will be Feature Fridays. Social Saturday/Sundays will be where we thank our followers. We are glad to get back to posting more regularly. Please keep your eyes open for our posts and remember:

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Social Saturdays: An Attempt to Connect


Well we here at The Shadow’s Lair have been BUUUUUUSY. No YouTube videos in ages from us (I apologize)  and sporadic blog postings. I have so many over due restaurant reviews I need to post too.

Anyway today is Social Saturday. Every Saturday I try to answer questions asked by followers. I didn’t get any yet but the door is still open.

We are still moving into our new house. Process is slow moving. Kids still enjoying attending college classes with me. The only thing is transportation to and from school has been Uber and that gets expensive.

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Follow Friday: Return to Regular Schedule…

hopefully next week. We have recently purchased a home and things have been upside down. Thanks for your patience. As usual today is Follow Friday, thanks everyone for sticking with us. Tomorrow is Social Saturday so questions in the comments and I will do my best to answer them tomorrow.

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Social Saturday: Hurricane Irma


Normally I would have asked you all to leave questions in the comments last night. I got home late though and that didn’t happen. Leave questions for me in the comments of this post and I will answer tonight.

Now that that is out of the way, lets talk about Hurricane Irma. If you are in it’s path I am pleading you evacuate. This is a storm like we haven’t seen in 80 years.


Irma Satellite Images

Source of pic Independent

The satellite images show that this storm is no joke. The size alone swallowed the islands it hit. Don’t think you will survive. GET OUT. After all Irma isn’t alone.


NBC Sat Image of Irma and Jose

Source of picture NBC News. 

The Caribbean is preparing for Jose and at this point they don’t have much left. If it were me I wouldn’t be taking chances when two hurricanes are following one after the other.

After all this is the damage Irma did to St. Martin:


Saint Martin, NBC News

Source for pic: NBC NEWS

Irma is suppose to now be heading toward Tampa. I am begging my family, friends and strangers. Just leave. Please, take your elderly. Yesterday it was the Bahamas, the storm is coming don’t wait.

Irma heading for Tampa


St. Martin, NBC News

Source for pic: NBC NEWS

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Social Saturday: DNA TESTS

@l_lengyel Asks: I am thinking about trying 23 and me DNA ancestry? Have you thought about it? Just asking.

Damien Says:

While I have considered using DNA test initially after some research I learned there are plenty of options depending on the DNA test you need.

Maury uses DNA Truth, which is also an ancestry DNA company.

If you are wanting to know what will work for you there is a good  blog post here : Which DNA Test Should I Take?

As for me I will probably take one this year and I will either use 23 and me or