Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Breaking the silence

It has been a crazy five weeks around the house...

It got to the point where I had to take the insane amount of cards on my desk, and in my room, and just put them into boxes.  I was overwhelmed.  The insanity had to stop.

Packing up the cards allowed me to be "free" of the craziness that is/was my hobby.  It also gave me time away from the blog to look at what other bloggers were doing, and just enjoy myself without the pressure I was putting on myself to post something.  Anything.  Just to be heard.

It's funny now, that 5 weeks later, packing up those cards actually turned out to be the right thing to do.

Because I'm moving.

No, it's not down the street, or within a couple of hundred miles of where I am now.

South Florida, here I come.  I accepted a lateral move today to the locale that my wife and I have been dreaming of moving to for the past decade.

And it's happening fast.  2 weeks fast.  By either the 2nd or 3rd week in August I'll be down in the Ft. Lauderdale area baking my brains, and loving every minute of it.  So, in order to focus on the dream of moving to my retirement area long before I retire, I'll be pushing the collecting focus to the side. 

But I will not be totally leaving the blogosphere.  I'll be reading blogs, trying to keep up with twitter, and living vicariously through those people that I really enjoy reading and trading with.   Yeah, I know that is a lot of you. 

In the meantime, I have to thank a few people that were really gracious to send me cards while I've been on my sabbatical.

Jim from GCRL.  Dennis from Too Many Verlanders.  AJ from the Lost Collector.  Tom from Waiting til next year.  All took the time to send me envelopes even though I had stepped aside from the blogging community (somewhat).  That's what is so great about the blogosphere, there are just too many good people in it to walk away completely.

So, here I go, dark again.  For how long I don't know.  I'll be around.  SNI is almost done (I haven't gone completely card dead over the past few weeks).  I still love cards too much to let it go.

The blogosphere has taught me that....

thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Congratulations on the move to Fort Lauderdale, but dadgum it, you can always just scale back on blogging!

    Seriously, though, good luck with your move. I have spent a fair amount of time in the FLL/Dania/Hollywood/Boca Raton/Hallandale area in my life, and there are a lot worse places to live! Be sure to check out the greasy-spoon restaurants on the Hollywood oceanfront!

  2. Good luck, Robert! Please send me your new address so I can still send you stuff.

  3. welcome back and see ya later.

    I've had a small package sitting here for you when you got back... when you get settled enough to come back to the blog, broadcast your new addy.

    until then,


  4. exciting times! good luck with the move, and don't be a stranger.

  5. Good luck on the move! I could not deal with that heat, the northeast will always be home for me, LOL

  6. Yay, my south Florida card connection is back! (But now I need one for western Pennsylvania again). Make sure you send an address so I can send you that mini of current Rockie Jose Reyes you asked for. :)

  7. Congrats on the move. Sounds like an exciting opportunity.
    Hey, I hate to ask, but I will for the sake of the blogosphere. When you get down there and have some time, PLEASE find some Rays and Marlins people we can send our cards to! LOL

  8. Congrats on the move. That has to be exciting. We will still be here when you get things settled in. Be sure to send me your address.

  9. Way excited for you, best of luck in Florida!

  10. Best of luck with the move. Not everyone gets the opportunity to move to their dream retirement area. See ya around, when we see ya around.

  11. Robert, congratulations! Enjoy your new life in Florida, but don't be a stranger! And ditto P-Town!!

  12. I didn't move, but did accept a new position at work and like you have had to push the collection to the side for awhile. However everyone will still be here when you come back!