My adoring public (all five or six of you), did you miss me? 🙂
Over the past week we’ve been moving to a house in the Alexandria-Fairfax area near Washington DC. We lived out here a few years ago, and we spend a lot of time out here since my spouse’s office is in Falls Church, so it feels very familiar even as we get used to a new home. Most of our stuff is still back in the Shenandoah Valley, but between the big furniture and our books, this place is starting to feel more like “home” and less like “the new place”. One of the most important pieces in that transition came today with the new internet connection.
One of the nice things about moving is that it gives you the opportunity to reorganize your life. The packing process is one of evaluation: do I really need this? How have I used this up to now? How do I envision using it in my new home? Where will this go? (At least, that’s how it starts. By the end it’s a matter of grabbing fistfuls of crap and shoving them into boxes and totes.) In our case, the new house gives us ample space to organize our lives around the things we enjoy: crafting, gaming, cooking, reading, and sleeping (ha! I haven’t slept for eight straight hours since 2005 – children are a blessing indeed). We’ll be able to actually invite guests over for dinner. Even better, we can have guests for dinner and gaming sessions, or even craft nights!
The other upside to moving is that you find things that you thought were missing. For me, that was a slew of Battletech stuff – maps, record sheets, TROs, and a few field manuals – as well as tons of notes for the early years of the Rasherochernon’s Folly campaign and some other campaigns we’ve run (a Sailor Moon/King Arthur game and a game set in the world of Nickelodeon’s Avatar. Don’t judge me).
So now that we’re relatively settled in… anyone in the DC metro area want to meet up for a friendly game of your choice, or perhaps a craft session, or maybe even just to help a guy make friends in a new town? 🙂