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Hark, the mover van comethe

I’m sorry, I meant to continue indie for dummies, but we’ve been in a madness of packing, because two weeks (which is what we had after TVIW and other commitments already made, is not enough to pack a four bedroom house, not even with packers.

For more insight into what’s going on, see here: The State of The Writer

And after being selectively quoted by Jim Hines who pretended I was calling anyone not with the puppies worse than those who abetted the holocaust and the holodomor, by cutting out the part where I addressed those who destroy lives and reputations for a plastic rocket, we have at least established what Jim Hines is.  He’s not duped by those destroying reputations and lives.  He’s one of the principals.  I have only one question for him: But for Wales, Jim?

It’s good at least to start identifying the poisonous vipers.  It means we don’t unwittingly step into their nests.

I’m starting to feel like Heinlein’s description of the Crazy Years: a man (or woman) with all his/her gaskets tight is at least at risk of being jailed.  Or possibly sent to coventry by the howler monkeys.  I wonder if they realize the more they shriek the more the circle tightens around… them.

And now I go.  I have more important things to do.  I’ll resume the indie posts next week, hopefully.  Sorry for the delay.

34 Comments
  1. No worries, good lass. I’m sure things will *mostly* be set aright ere you return. I’m told we have a system for replacing misplaced/destroyed in a fire/cut off in a dimensional warp/made into matchsticks by hungover dragon things, right?

    Right? *hopes!*

    March 23, 2016
  2. emily61 #

    c4c

    March 23, 2016
  3. Draven #

    boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes

    March 23, 2016
  4. it’s amazing what this is going to look like in a year…

    March 23, 2016
  5. emily61 #

    {Sarah} hugs!

    March 23, 2016
  6. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard #

    Take Care Sarah, we’ll survive for a while without you.

    Of course, MGC will survive as well or will it? 😈

    March 23, 2016
  7. Ah, yes – every time we packed for a PCS move, I repeated the adage “Things are in the saddle and ride mankind…”
    I may still have a box or two at the back of the den closet that I never got around to unpacking after the last move.

    March 23, 2016
    • Reality Observer #

      Ummm. Let me see, the boy (now a Marine) was barely toddling when we moved into the current house.

      I can think of at least a half-dozen boxes that have never been unpacked. (I suppose I should get to them sometime. The packing tape is probably shot, at least.)

      March 23, 2016
      • we’re not unpacking most of it. We’re hoping either the short sale miraculously comes through, or we find a house to buy and move in three months.

        March 24, 2016
  8. Sam L. #

    Reading the comics this morning, I found a comment with an ASTOUNDING cover here: http://www.gocomics.com/ballardstreet?ref=comics Note the author’s name. In June, 1950.

    March 23, 2016
    • Reality Observer #

      What sane parents name their bouncing baby boy “Katherine”?

      I mean, it’s obviously a male, right?

      Well, the melanin deficiency is correct.

      (BTW, nominated in 1959 for the best novelette Hugo. But she was up against Simak’s “The Big Front Yard” – no contest…)

      March 23, 2016
  9. Matthew #

    ((shrug))

    It’s Jim Hines. Not like this was a surprise o anything.

    Safe move, Sarah.

    March 23, 2016
    • The Other Sean #

      On Jim Hines, I will simply repeat the old adage that if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all.

      [crickets]

      March 23, 2016
  10. C4c

    March 23, 2016
  11. *hugs* May it all go well! As long as no cats or children are packed in a box, it’ll come out all right on the other end!

    March 23, 2016
    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard #

      Chuckle Chuckle

      I’d love to see Sarah try to pack her boys into boxes.

      They’re bigger than her! 😈

      March 23, 2016
      • Have you seen the boxes those restaurant-sized refrigerators come in? Might work…

        March 23, 2016
        • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard #

          Oh, there are boxes big enough to hold them but I’m talking about her getting them into the boxes if they weren’t willing to get into the boxes. 😈

          March 23, 2016
          • Kittens and boys climb into boxes all by themselves given half a chance… heck, give them a chance to read some Calvin and Hobbes, and it’ll be “Into the transmogrifier and away!”

            March 23, 2016
            • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard #

              Her boys are college aged.

              March 23, 2016
        • Have you seen Sarah set her mind on making something happen?

          March 24, 2016
  12. mknecht01 #

    Practically speaking, there is no difference between the prime movers and the useful idiots. They’re all busily engaged in the work of destroying western culture.

    March 23, 2016
  13. Stay safe out there! I know you’re probably not getting hammered like we are but moving in the snow sucks.

    March 23, 2016
    • aacid14 #

      But the snow makes everything move much easier!

      March 23, 2016
    • while not knowing when I am supposed to move is a hassle, I cannot feel overly sad I did not have to move to Northern Wisconsin/U.P. of Michigan in Feb, or March.
      I do have to fly up for a pilot run on my blend tank next week, but there is (so far) only a slight chance of flurries one day,
      Originally it was supposed to be this week.
      Score! .Dodged that one!

      March 23, 2016
    • Oh boy, we’re we hammered. One of the trucks crashed.

      March 23, 2016
      • Christopher M. Chupik #

        Crap.

        March 23, 2016
      • Oh no! Hope everybody is okay.

        March 23, 2016
      • Good grief! I hope that makes three (thus ending the streak).

        March 23, 2016
      • Reality Observer #

        Have no words. Uhm. Except very urgent good thoughts coming your way. Take very good care of yourselves.

        March 23, 2016
      • Mary #

        Hope no one’s hurt and things can be sorted out.

        March 24, 2016
        • They broke their mirror and window, but no one hurt. They’re finishing the move today.

          March 24, 2016
  14. Carol and I understand the challenge, dear lady. Boy, do we. We also understand that we’ve been incredibly lucky so far. Not all of our moves have gone as smoothly as this one. (Carol would also caution that it’s not over until the old house is safely sold.) Wishing one metric shitload of smoothness at you, pronto!

    March 24, 2016

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