It took me a while to get these numbers right, but the total was 22.8MMU.
This operation was a put together in a manic dash. We decided on Saturday night to move to make the field by the first checkpoint of the cycle on Wednesday night. Given the rapidity of the need, I went straight to my trustworthy group of MetroWest players who, naturally, responded wholeheartedly. From there we built a team of players from all over the area. Every one of them deserve to be thanked...and I hope I don't miss any of them.
It was a crazy fun night that threw us a few unexpected twists, but it all worked out in the end. The first set of 11 layers was taken down by +Phil Schaefer
in about an hour, but thankfully no blocking links were thrown. So, after a 2 hour overnight drive from Carlinville to Sparta, we managed to put 7 layers back up and those lasted through 2 checkpoints. It made for a nice, blue (if sleepy) morning commute.
Operations:+Peggy Adams +Michael Finley +.just d +Steve M
Throwing Fields:+Ryan Isbell +Zachary Fitzgerald
Breaking Blockers:+Rennie Stonewall +Gerry Meier +Tony M +Jason Hatton +David Harre +Tim Fagan +Marco Theberge +Chris Unverfehrt+Blake Baldwin+Anna Ewert
Key Gathering:+James Riley +Jennifer Riley +Zachary Fitzgerald +Anna Ewert +Gerry Meier +David Harre
(even though that didn't go so well...it was a heck of a drive)
Special Mentions:+Colleen Balducci
for inspiring the whole idea+Jason Granger
and +Heather Granger
for letting their extensive fielding go dormant for a couple of days. I know it was hard!+Wayne P
for helping out in Washington. Hope all is well!+Teresa Ebert
for putting her fielding to a halt in Carlinville for the sake of my poor jarvis inventory+Jake Epping
for letting a few of his St. Clair portals decay away+Blake Baldwin
for putting the western anchor back up in a hurry
and my uncle
, Ken Kitchen, for allowing a total stranger to use his phone as a hotspot at a moment's notice and not even blinking at the request+Dan Barr
for the use of his Verizon hotspot, without which NONE of this would have been possible.
You guys are all amazing!