You may have noticed I haven't been commenting on blogs as much nor have I been trading. The last couple of months I've had some drastic shifts in my job that really narrowed the time I have for extra curricular activities. The workload has been stressful and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
With my free time I've decided to not spend my time in front of the computer. A little more family time, travel and experiences. At some point the opportunity may come up to get things rolling again, but for now the blog is closed.
I figured this was a symbolic time to shut things down as tomorrow marks my daughters 5th birthday. As many of you know she is the reason I had the time to start the blog. She was born at 25 weeks weighing only 14oz. It was touch and go for a long time. When she finally came home after months in the hospital she was on oxygen for an extended period of time. This caused my wife and I to be up all hours of the night making sure she didn't pull the cannula out of her nose. Lots of long nights helped me get the blog up and running.
While the blog will be closed, I will continue to collect. My Twitter account will be active showing new cards and I'll still trade.
I never thought in a million years this little blog would turn out this way. I've met some great people (even in person) over the years. While its an end of an era, just remember I'm not going away. You just won't be seeing cards on here everyday.
Big virtual high five to each and everyone of you. When I first started many of you made me feel very welcomed and I hope I made a few of you feel that same way over the years. Let's continue to trade, keep in contact via email/Twitter and buying cards.
Bob Walk the Plank signing off.