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I've known about it for months, and yet it's only now sinking in: I'm moving. I'm actually leaving the DC area.

Maybe it's because I only started telling people about it a few days ago. It was the same when Henchgirl got pregnant. It was one thing to know about it, to be aware, to plan for the future. It was something else entirely to tell others, to deal with their reactions, to hear their questions and often fumble with your response, whereupon you truly realize just how much you don't actually KNOW.

So yeah, we're moving. Me, Henchgirl, baby, Mom, the Captain (who will be down here at SOME point, dang it), all going off to live around Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Mom's already bought a new house, in addition to the beach house which we have for renting out. She'll be selling our current house soon, and I imagine we should fetch a decent price for it, even in this economy. For a myriad of reasons (many of which are beyond my understanding), this HAS to happen, and it HAS to happen now. I understand that. Fact is, when Mom had the house built--her dream house, which she has planned and designed for many, many years before it became a reality--we knew we'd have to sell it. It was simply too costly to maintain. We were damn lucky to get eight years there. Damn lucky.

To quote [livejournal.com profile] box_in_the_box: "And yet... and yet..."

More and more, I realize that I don't want it to happen at all. It's probably just fear of change. Of the few friends I actually have in the area, I barely see anymore. Most others have scattered to the winds, gotten their own lives, or are internet/Fringe friends who already live far away. What will I miss about the DC area? Not much. Mainly regular visits to California Tortilla and Big Planet Comics. Clearly, I don't exactly embrace all that the DC area has to offer.

But I've lived here all my life. No matter how much I've traveled, no matter how much I've preferred hiding away at the Rehoboth Beach house, I've always called the nebulous area of Bethesda/Potomac/Cabin John my home. But there's no good reason for me to stay. Another reason to leave would be to fully separate myself from the ghosts of my past, mainly concerning Dad.

But when I think about the fact that I won't be driving past Glen Echo Park on a daily basis anymore, somehow that doesn't seem like comfort enough.

It has to happen. I am an impoverished actor with a child on the way, going where the whole boarding house family unit must go. Rehoboth Beach is a good area, with pretty much everything we need in the area. Everything except a comic shop. Hopefully that's not a bad omen or anything.

In the meantime, what can I do? Start selling stuff on eBay, clean and pack stuff, and most of all, prepare for the baby. Oh, and three more Fringe festivals (Orlando, DC, and Indy). A lot of changes are coming my way, all at the same time. Sometimes, I think it's the frivolous fan stuff I do at [livejournal.com profile] about_faces which keeps me healthy, and gives me mental breathers between thinking about the big stuff.

If I sound morose, it's only because I'm exhausted from having spent the day doing Two-Face posts and editing pages on ComicVine.com, trying to establish cred as a geek authority there. I promise, I'm actually in way better spirits than this! I just needed to let that all out a bit. Carry on, we now resume your regularly scheduled geekery, already in progress. :)

Date: 2011-04-03 08:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] box-in-the-box.livejournal.com
Interesting that that phrase has become associated with me in your head.

And as someone who's lived all over the world, this will be a growing experience.

Date: 2011-04-03 08:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitemetechie.livejournal.com
You forgot the best part, Debbie Downer: we're moving to Broadkill Beach, which is right by Slaughter Beach.

And I don't wanna move either, but if I absolutely have to...I mean, it's Slaughter Beach. How can we possibly say no to this?

Date: 2011-04-03 09:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitemetechie.livejournal.com
BECAUSE REALLY, YOU CAN'T SPELL 'SLAUGHTER' WITHOUT 'LAUGHTER'!
From: [identity profile] fiveseconddelay.livejournal.com
Great Lush
Gals He Rut
Large Tush
Tugs Her La
Gush Alert
Shat Gruel
Halt Urges
Rag Sleuth
Stage Hurl
Late Shrug

Date: 2011-04-03 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillbet.livejournal.com
Good luck! :)

Date: 2011-04-03 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captaintwinings.livejournal.com
*glomp!*

Change is scary. But it doesn't have to be bad. There will be a thousand new things to love as you make the new home your own. Think of all the things you and the baby can discover together. To a kid, everything is new and different, and you're going to be along for that ride.

Date: 2011-04-04 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whimmydiddle.livejournal.com
Rehoboth is lovely & not that far away. We love it there. I'm sure it will be great & you'll still see folks now & then. We'll call the next time we vacation there!
From: [identity profile] surrealname.livejournal.com
Your old pal Dave!

Date: 2011-04-04 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pokeyburro.livejournal.com
Meh. You're moving from the east coast to the east coast. You're hardly moving.

That said, good luck on your move. :-) It's actually probably a good thing that it's a relatively short move, given the rest of the events in your life right now.

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