I have been a bad, bad token. I have been rather absent from my little corner of the internet and I feel terrible about it so, allow me to explain.
In the wee hours of the night (after midnight, August 23rd), I was still all excited that I had finally received my birthday present to myself – very early, may I add – Sagrada! You see, I’m a sucker for pretty games and Sagrada jumped off the screen at me the very first time I saw it. As most people know, it was out of stock everywhere for the longest time, and the only way you could get it was to pay scalper prices.
I can’t pay scalper prices.
So while I was getting all of my supplements sorted for the coming days, I was watching Rahdo Runs Through, and getting quite the giggle as I don’t think I’ve ever seen Rahdo get quite the AP that he was getting playing Sagrada. And then, in that late hour, the phone rang.
The next few hours of that (now) morning were devastating. I lost my stepdad, my son lost his “Papeete”, and my mother lost her absolute best friend. They haven’t been together in years but he was very much a part of our family still. we never missed a beat with him, and he was here for almost every birthday and holiday.
The following days proved to be much harder than any of us expected they would. Sagrada got put to the side and I still haven’t had a chance to touch it, we were running out of state constantly to deal with his affairs, barely even having time to cook a decent meal, let alone be productive online, play a game, or write.
Things are still very tough here, but, so are we! We miss our Papeete, and love him dearly, and are still making his arrangements, and sorting out his things but the initial shock is wearing down, and we’re picking back up our live where we dropped them like a hot pan on the kitchen floor that night.
I got a wonderful thing just a couple days after his passing…I got my first review copies of two Button Shy games! Jason Tagmire decided to take a chance on a brand new reviewer that barely has a functional website (hey, this website stuff ain’t as easy as it looks, but I’m trying here!) and I have been having the best time learning them! My reviews for those should be coming shortly, and closer together than usual because I just can’t hold it in! lol
So thank you to everyone, especially in this wonderful board game community, that has been there for me these last few weeks; it has meant more than anyone could know! And stick around for the good stuff, I promise, it’s coming!
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Take care, all my tokens and meeples! Peace, love, and board games!