Moving Out

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I have been able to postpone this day for over 12 years, but finally the time has come. We are moving out of our safe and cosy home in cammeray to set up for the next phase of our life in the heart of the city.

From our new apartment we will be able to amble into our office in the city in just 10 minutes. We have free parking in the city! As well a gym and a swimming pool. All this comes at a cost though so there will need to be some careful budgeting ahead.

Of course the catalyst for all of this is the news of little Jack. We need a nice safe place to bring him into the world. The initial plan had been to buy a 3 bedroom place that we could be comfortable in. Unfortunately there are a lot more adventures going on in our lives that just the arrival of our first baby. I had previously referred to our business as our baby if any one asked when we were planning to start a family. Well the business is approching it’s fourth year in operation and things are gaining momentum which is very exciting but it takes a hell of a lot of effort to keep everything running smoothly.

To help keep it running smoothly, when Jack arrives in October we will be nice and close to the office, such that it is effectively an additional office space. Either of us will be able to dash back and forth from home to office, which is something that we just couldn’t do from any other suburb in Sydney. Not even our beloved Cammeray.

So tomorrow will be our last full day here. I am now really excited to be on the move since everything in the place is all packed into boxes.

new baby – Jack Charles Coster

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For anyone that we haven’t told yet and who is still reading this blog, I have a little bit of news….
Adrienne and I are expecting a new addition to the family. As I type here at just before midnight, Adrienne is all snuggled up with a little baby boy wriggling around in her belly. We have just started to feel a little bit of motion. Here is a tracking tool to describe where she is at right now.

pregnancy due date

Since it moves with time I’ll mark here what it says today.

‘twenty more weeks before Mommy can have a nice strong, margarita…or five. I’m 19 weeks & 4 days old, only 143 days to go!’

Wow. Only 143 day’s. To say the least it has been ‘exciting’ trying to make competely new plans to accomodate this new adventure.

end of month…

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Another month is rolling by. I feel like we haven’t had a chance to catch breath since Christmas and even that felt more like work than a holiday. Every day rolls into the next one and there is just no relief on the horizon.

On one hand this is really good news since it means that business is busy, but the flip side of that is that it is hard to find time for ourselves. This is really going to become more important very soon.

Goodbye Gary Gygax

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Well i know that it may seem geeky to expose this but I have been know to indulge in the occasional role playing game. Not with computers. Before all that was around. Back then we had the stories and the adventures that Gary Gygax had created.

I was sad to hear that he recently passed away and was cheered up and saddened at the same time when I saw this fun picture.

Gary Gygax Memorial Cat
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I remember my first adventures at the keep on the borderlands (from the first basic set) , and again when my character visited the Village of Homlet. Adventure after adventure was played out with the stories that Gary either wrote or inspired with his creations.

In many respects is work can be compared to Tolkien, not because of any literary prowess but because he took us further into the Fantasy worlds that Tolkien inspired. As players of Gary’s games we did not just read the story. Instead, through our characters we donned sword, bow and magic wand and explored these worlds for ourselves. Farewell.

Schrodinger’s resolutions

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This is the reason that I don’t like New Year’s resolutions. Almost as soon as I declare them to the world I find that something gets in the way of keeping them. This is obviously the case already with my commitment to write 100 words per day. I may not get a posting out every day but I will continue to get the short posts flowing. One day at a time as they say.

One New Year commitment that I like to make to myself at the beginning of each new year is to start the year with an alcohol free month. So far so good, but it is always a bit un-nerving just how difficult a habit it is to break. It is day 7 now and from previous experience I know that this is the hardest time. After next week it won’t be a problem.

Of course now that I have told you I should probably go and grab a beer.