A leave of absence

My dear MGC followers, I am half moved, with a foot in each place, and severe stretching about the middle bit, seeing as they are several miles apart. I don’t actually have a working internet connection at our new place, or, in fact, a computer, yet.

I’m moving, building, looking after a cattle farm, dealing with ‘gotiations on the Karres book… and trying to get some sleep, eat, get the new farm into production so it can feed us, and… trying write MGC posts.

Something has to give, and this is it.

I’m sorry. I’ll be back…


  1. you better… or search parties will be sent out…

    ok maybe it will just be telling Shadowdancer to look for you from the far side of the continent, but the thought is what matters.

    1. My most nightmare move was around the corner in the same apartment complex. Admittedly, that was going from a two bedroom to a studio, with a new baby, and only temporary jobs keeping us in any kind of diaper money.

      But a good idea, trolling out that there is a new Karres getting into the pipeline; that provides Dave with my infinite forgiveness (as if he needs it). One of the few series where the new author is just as good as the old one.

      1. I moved from the U.P. to NOLA (1250 miles)two more, out ion the burbs there (one 12.5 miles, the other a block move)
        Then to Texas (535 miles) then down I35W (10 miles) then up here back to the UP (a 1284 mile trip)
        The worst was the 10 miles down 35W.
        I was sick and had to pay an extra month of rent at the place I was leaving because I was unable to get the place cleared out in time, and the temps were a bit warm for that time of year (hitting 100f twice while I was moving) and I was exhausted for a week once it was done.

  2. Take care Dave. We’ll be waiting for your return. đŸ˜€

  3. I have threatened to go over and drag him back if necessary. VBG

    Seriously, we’re going to leave Mondays as Dr. Monkey days. We’ll do blasts from the past, feature his books (the best way any of us can help him right now) and do an occasional guest post until he returns.

    For those of you who haven’t been with MGC from the beginning, Dave and Sarah began the blog. They were gracious enough–for foolish enough–to let the rest of us in to play. We’ll miss Dave but he will return. Otherwise the rest of the Mad Ones will go get him and drag his monkeyness back.

    1. “I wonder what is the most obnoxious possible essay I could write and plausibly claim to think is inside the bounds of appropriate for MGC.”

      *looks at political twitter, loses temper, start raving*

      “Okay, I have a topic I could wrap around all that, but I bet it would be stronger if I changed the raving out for some less emotionally engaging examples. I persuade and inform more effectively when I don’t start with a minimum of half my audience out for my blood.”

  4. Be well, Dave. We’ll be here when you return. Hopefully connected, farmed, and well fed, but in whatever state you return, do return. đŸ™‚

  5. We’ll be here when you get back. Good luck with the farm. (I’m trying to whip a measly 10 acres into shape and there was already a house there when we got there. You have my respect!)

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