Quite a few of the blogs I’ve followed have said that, often when joining the SciBorg collective. No worries! You won’t have to update any of your links. Missing The Point isn’t going anywhere any time soon (insert snark here).
I, however, am moving my physical address next month. For only about $50/mo more (including extra utility costs), I’ll be closer to work (with a more convenient route), closer to a number of friends, closer to my wife’s family, and getting an additional 200 sq.ft. of living space. The cons: further from my family and further from a number of our friends.
Some of the things I like about the new place:
- Less square footage lost to hallway, meaning we get an extra bath (shower not tub) and walk-in closet
- A big pantry in kitchen (no pantry in the old place!) in place of utility room
- Slightly larger bedrooms, with lots of light (wall-to wall window starting @ 45″ a.f.f.)
- Better layout of closet shelving (old place had shelving that we could only utilize at 50% capacity)
- Larger dining room that isn’t a through-fare to living room and dining room
- Bigger living room – with a gas fireplace!
- A covered balcony 6 times larger than our current one – and as a result, nearly 3 times the light into the living & dining rooms
Some things I’ll miss about the old place
- Less counter space in kitchen
- Hanging space in closets not as well laid out
- Laundry room now a closet
- Fewer places to hang pictures (or swords or crossbows)
Of course, the real reason we are moving is my wife. (No, not that!) She is working on her Ph.D. and the current layout simply is not conducive to her writing her dissertation. In fact, the current set-up is directly leading to health problems. So it’s time to cut bait.
Which means that the current molasses-in-January posting rate is going to become positively glacial. We are going to be moving pretty much all of May. The good news is I do hope to have a major project for the blog done by early June. And the new arrangements will also make it more likely that I will have motivation to actually work on the blog. Motivation, not inspiration, has always been my problem.