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20 March 2014 @ 11:26 pm
Lightning update!  
I've been so busy lately that I've failed to do a lot of blogging. To be fair, life has been moving at light speed. To provide the very, very bare Clif Notes:

Things have been going quite well with whymc, to the point that we have decided to combine households and proceed with the really being a fer realsies couple thing. We found a house we like (just across the park from goldfrog) and will be moving there this spring, provided nothing explodes in the next few weeks. Happily, my #1 apprentice is buying Eithni's Home for Wayward Girls, so I can continue living here while we do some painting/renovation and I can move over there in a leisurely manner.

whymc, however, will also have to sell his place in Chicago and will be putting it on the market in mid-April, hopefully to close sometime in May. One of his other major concerns is that his mother needs some looking after and his childhood home is both quite large and quite far away, so there is the intent to move her down to the Madison area as well, ideally before next winter, but soon in any case. So, whee! At least two, potentially three moves this spring/summer.

Because of a number of awards that were to be given and because my #2 apprentice is Princess and has a bebe what needs minding, I decided this would be a great year to go to Gulf Wars. It was a cold year, but much fun was had, and I was happy to be there for the schtick and the helpiness. However, having been to India, I can say definitively that the facilities at Gulf Wars are sub-Third World standards. *shudder* The plague that ripped through camp was no fun either, and I am again reminded of the magic and wonder that is antibiotic therapy...

This coming week is whymc's spring break and we decided to go on vacation together. Actually, we had started planning to do so before we put some of the other plans into motion, and it is now feeling a little bit of a poor choice, just because there is so very much going on, but we've already got the plane tickets and hotel reservations, so it's off to Istanbul we go! I intend to relax as much as possible and eat as much lamb as I can possibly manage.

However, before I go, I will be attending the Laureling of a dear friend on Friday night. It is a 2.5 hour drive from here, but the ceremony will be happening by firelight in a longhouse he has built on his property and there will be nerdtastic Norse all over everything, making the excursion utterly worthwhile.

So, tomorrow I wake up, run some last minute errands/shopping, sell my house to my #1 apprentice, drive with said apprentice to the Laureling, hang out for a few hours, drive 2.5 hours BACK to Madison in the middle of the night, grab a few hours sleep, then take the bus to Chicago to meet whymc and fly to Istanbul!

When we get back, things hardly slow down, with our purchase of the new house a week after we get back and moving the first of whymc's things up from Chicago the week after that. Oi! Good, but busy days!
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Aaron (Rusty) Lloydrustmon on March 21st, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
YAY! :)
Elizabethliz_bet on March 21st, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, this post is just full of YaY! :) It sounds like a whirlwind, but in a good way. Enjoy the craziness for what it is and remember it in a way that it brings you many good stories and much laughter once things have calmed down.

And Istanbul! I can't wait to hear stories/see pictures :)
raventhourneraventhourne on March 24th, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! On all fronts!

New beginnings...etc!

Who is getting Laurelled in a Long house!!!????
eithni: Yummy!eithni on April 14th, 2014 04:33 am (UTC)
It was Guttorm - I'm not sure if you remember him. He and his wife Mistress Elasaid were active in Jara way back in the day, but he just recently has been a rising star with the Viking turning and carpentry. If they make it out to Pennsic, I'll introduce you!
eithnieithni on April 14th, 2014 04:46 am (UTC)
Hrothny: eagernessstitchwhich on March 25th, 2014 08:37 am (UTC)
Istanbul! How fabulous. And the perfect topper to an otherwise already-thrilling post. I'm so glad you updated.