I started this blog on February 3, 2008 with the oldest Mike Schmidt card that I owned (his rookie card). So it's fitting that I end it (if indeed this is the end) with my newest Schmidt card, a 2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions card. 20 months and 444 posts. This is much longer than the average blog lasts I think.My regular readers (all 2 or 3 of you, who really knows) may have noticed that I haven't made a post in week. When I missed my regular Song of the Week feature I figured I'd better post something so everyone wouldn't think something dreadful had happened to me.
The truth of the matter is that I don't have the time to put good posts together. I've got plenty of ideas still but time is the problem. I didn't mention my job related difficulties here. I lost my job at the company I worked for 35 years as the result of a merger. I was only out of work for 2 months before I got recruited by a consulting firm I had done work with for many years at my old company. So I've landed pretty well, much better than many during this recession. But the new job adds about an hour to my daily commute which is where some of my time has gone.
In addition to that, I committed my self to digitizing my wife's family photos. I have 5 shoe boxes of photos, some of them dating back 100 years. I'm trying to get this done by Christmas. Then, really, I need to get to work on my own family photos.
I'm not giving up on baseball cards, I just bought some Topps Ticket To Stardom (boring and a total rip off of Fleer Authentix from a few years ago) and some Bowman Chrome.
And I'm not giving up on all the baseball card bloggers I've met and traded with (both cards and quips) over the past 20 months. You'll still see me making comments (maybe even more than before) on various blogs.
Speaking of the bloggers I met, I have been amazed at the generosity and knowledge of my fellow bloggers. I've enjoyed reading your stuff, trading with you and getting and giving the occasional gift. I don't want to mention anyone by name because I know I'll forget somebody. You know who you are.
Since it is Sunday, I am going to end with a video. This is a band called Au Revoir Simone. The band is composed of 3 women who play electronic keyboards supplemented with a drum machine. They have beautiful voices. I don't actually own this song but it's the best of their videos I could find on You Tube. Enjoy.
Oh, and by the way, Go Phillies!