Empty House

Hi Everyone,

Sorry that I’ve been slacking hen it comes to posts the last week.  It’s been an absolutely crazy week, and I’ll give you a quick catch-up, and then get to the point of this post.

My son turned one!  My son’s birthday was this past weekend, and in addition to spending time with both my wife’s family, and my family, we also had a big birthday party for him at the zoo.  It was a great weekend, and I’m so glad that his birthday happens to fall right as the weather starts turning for the better.

(Last week, I decided that I would get him a comic for his birthday, and that maybe I’d get him one for every big event or whatever, and then when I was there, I found a comic that happened to come out on the week of his birthday called Super Sons Issue #3—probably should have gone with something Wolverine based since his name is Logan, but I was thinking that he’s a ‘Super Son.’  Quickly after I left the comic store I thought that I should just start collecting that particular comic for him and realized I needed to go get issues 1 and 2.  Anyway, this might sound cheesy but, the truth is that whatever he grows into as a little person, I want to be there with him, and so if in a few years he thinks this is stupid, I’ll transition to whatever he prefers, but I’m gonna still planning little things like this and trips, and other things that I would love to participate in if he is down for it.  Sorry for this whole aside, but it will fill in some of the backstory that you’ll want later.)

We moved!  As you probably know if you’ve been reading my posts for the last month, we are moving from Massachusetts to Raleigh North Carolina.  This week was/is the actual move.  My wife took time off from work, and the tow of us have been working like crazy for a couple days trying to get everything ready.  Yesterday the movers came and loaded up the truck, and we had lots to do then too.  Anyway, last night my best friend Adam and I got in my car and drove from 6:30 P.M. until 5:30 A.M. until we got to a hotel in Raleigh (I didn’t have keys to the house yet).

So here is the point, I dropped off Adam at the airport, and Sarah and her mother are coming but they’re still hours away, and none of our furniture or things (except what was in my car) are here.  I have to make a decision, on whether or not I continue to write after I finish this post (I have some fiction stuff I’d like to work on) or I drive around and find all the different things I’m going to need to know about.  I already found Zaxby’s—which I think is the best fast food fried chicken— a comic book store called Ultimate Comics—where I managed to find Issues 1 & 2 of Super Sons—which I think nearly lives up to it’s name.  Explore or write?  It’s a tough call.

So let me lay the decisions out this way.  I don’t get almost any free time where it’s literally just me.  Which is a great time to write, but it’s also a great time to go walk around the neighborhood, and see what the parks and pools are like.  It’s like the best weather I’ve seen in months so this doesn’t help the “stay in and write” argument.

On the other hand, my novel that I haven’t touched in a few months is about a road trip, and perhaps right after doing one, I should go write about it.  This is what my brain does without Sarah and Logan, it looks at opportunity and turns it into anxiety!

Regardless of what I decide, I hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful weather!  Let me know what you’re doing to enjoy it in the comments!