Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Long Hiatus


I have received a number of inquiries regarding my lack of blog posts over the last three to four months.  Everything is fine and the hiatus is intentional.  After 40 years of living south of the Mason- Dixon Line in and around Washington, DC, Molly and I are selling our home and heading north again.  The last few months have been spent preparing to sell the home we have lived in for decades.  We are on the brink of listing it in the next week or so.  We are still unsure where we will be living next, but it will be closer to our older son, daughter-in-law, and their two children (our granddaughters).  

Until today, other than a brief tribute post on the passing of my father in May, I have not blogged since St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) in order to devote myself to working through decades of accumulated "stuff."  My genealogy library has been boxed up and secured in a storage unit along with most of my genealogy research notes, artifacts, etc.  This means my blogging will be on an indefinite hiatus until such time as we locate a new home, move .  .  . and go through the laborious process of slowly unpacking and reorganizing everything.  I definitely plan to return to blogging as soon as possible and I thank those of you who have expressed concern about the lack of posting and inquired about my wellbeing.  All is well.  I am just taking a necessary break from genealogy and blogging in the interest of devoting myself to our relocation efforts.  [And yes, I am suffering withdrawal symptoms! 😀 ]  

8 comments:

  1. Wishing you the best of luck in your move and awaiting your return to genealogy and blogging when you are settled!

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  2. Best of luck with the move. Perhaps when you are unpacking, you'll come across some treasures that you forgot about and will have lots of reasons to blog!

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  3. I was thinking about you the other day, John, and how I hadn't seen any recent posts. If you are anything like us, it is a huge job to move from a home where one has lived for decades. Best wishes for finding a new home that you love and is close to your son and his family.

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  4. I was thinking about you, too, John and happy to see you are moving north. Rhode Island? New England? If so, I hope to see you soon- maybe at NERGC in April 2019 or one of our New England Genealogy Blogger bashes.

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  5. Hi John, Guess I'm the last to write. It doesn't surprise me that you're moving, and I'm sure you'll be closer to your older son and his family. (They do need to you baby sit.) Good luck with all that's involved in selling and moving. I would think your house sell the minute it hits the market, since you live in a good area. Keep us informed. Best to you all.

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  6. Hi John, How is your move going? Miss your blog posts and hope you're getting settled already in a new home, surrounded by family.

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