Monday, April 27, 2009


On Friday, we are moving to a new apartment in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago. With DestoFante Jr. on his way, we thought it was a good time to add a bedroom, and cut my commuting time from and to the office.

So, the past couple of weeks have been dedicated to packing all our stuff, and of course extra care was spent on preparing my wargaming collection to the relocation. I bought a few extra containers, where miniatures will find permanent home; some old boxes were tossed, as inadequate to endure the stress of the move, others were rearranged to make sense of what is contained were. Unpainted miniatures were finally organized by period. It was a nice opportunity to review the state of advancement of several projects, to update myself about the availability of terrains, and to think about what will be next.

It was also a nice opportunity to go through my library. Several books will be relocate to the office, many other will be reorganized on the shelves of the new apartment by language or topic. The craving for reading some neglected work was hard to suppressed. And finally, a small pile was set aside for donation to the library.

Bottom line: wargaming ground to halt for a few weeks as the move takes place, but hopefully by Friday night unpacking will proceed full speed in our new home, and it will not take long before I will sharing some progress! Cross your fingers, and please share any tip from your past experiences -- we have still time to prevent any major mistake!

1 comment:

Bluebear Jeff said...

My best advice is for both of you to be very very forgiving of each other . . . the stress of the move can be aggravating . . . and the frustration of not being able to find things (even though you thought you labeled everything must not be taken out on each other.

Forgive in advance . . . and forgive when there. Be gentle and forgiving of the little headaches that always occur.

-- Jeff