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Big move to Alaska

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Born and raised in Illinois, I had considered moving a few times, especially with the high tax and piles of BS that come with living in the state. With so many good friends and family members close by, I really didn’t think it would happen. When my wife asked me if I’d consider moving, I told her I her I had been thinking about it too. I knew she was unhappy at work and had been job shopping, so I wanted to be supportive. I could find work easily and the idea of getting a fresh space to mold for an arcade was appealing. My current space was good but not perfect, and we always want more space. Where were you thinking of moving to dear…?

Big Move to Alaska!

Imagine my shock when Alaska was the answer! I figured Indiana, Wisconsin, or maybe out west to California, but Alaska? Yikes. After numerous discussions, a family “vacation” to check it out, and even more discussion; we decided to make the big move to Alaska. My lovely wife got an amazing job offer and flew off to Alaska to start right away. That left me to pack up the house, the kids and the arcade. After collecting for over 15 years I had accumulated a lot of stuff, this was going to be a challenge.

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St. Louis Auction Road Trip

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

It has been a personal goal to attend at least one of the Super Auctions held in the St. Louis MO area at the Belleville Fairgrounds. It’s a 4 1/2 to 5 hour ride one way, so it would be a long day of driving. I bailed on my first attempt to attend the auction this year after a detour to pick up Space War. (space war added to collection) The ride to pick up that game was three hours of agony as I had recently hurt my back. Driving another 3 hours to the auction with a final 5 hour trip back home just wasn’t going to happen. I was determined to make it to the November 22nd auction and after a lot of discussion (read coercion) back and forth with Pat Cooke (mongo), I decided it would be a good time to make the trip. Gas prices were down, Pat was going to let me crash at his place and I’d haul some games back for locals and they’d chip in for gas money. (more…)