I have talked to Mike more than once, and heard the same stories regarding power outages, storms, floods, electrical service going out, etc.
I don't think Mike is fibbing about it, I know they do get a lot of storms
coming through southern IL.
I know he had a least one other guy there, when I would receive notice of my order being shipped, it was by a Howard Groin. I thought maybe a brother or relative, not that it matters.
Maybe the lead fumes got to him? Hope not.