It’s GenCon Travel Day! … For Other People.

It’s the Wednesday before GenCon. For the past nine years, that has meant planning and packing and driving (and driving and driving) and hauling and rush, rush, rush! But this year we’re not going. It’s the first time since 1998 (ack! Last century!) that we’ll be reading about the big show as bystanders. I’ll miss seeing everyone, but only a little. GenCon is a heck of a lot of hassle for all its razzle-dazzle. For the most part, I’ve been relishing the fact of not having to deal with all that.

Plus, I’ve gotten to focus on some priorities nearer and dearer. For instance, teaching Dalys to drive. We’ve been working on it a few hours a week since late winter and she passed her test yesterday! I was a bundle of nerves as soon as she pulled away with the examiner, but she came back and gave me a big thumbs-up!

We’ve also been re-arranging our house in preparation to get back into foster care. I’m kind of excited to be looking after kids again. Never thought I’d say that, but it’s true.

So, my fellow non-GenCon attendees who are still reading LJ, how’s your summer?

What I’ve Got

I’ve got 200 freshly-printed copies of With Great Power… in the trunk of my car.

I’ve got between 2 and 3 dozen boxes of IPR game books in my garage.

I’ve got a reservation for a rental minivan to pick up tomorrow evening.

I’ve got an feeling in my gut that’s a mix of excitement and nervousness.

I’ve got an awesome wife who’s got her own excitement and nervousness.

I’ve got an awesome daughter who’s none too sure about this whole “game convention” thing.

I’ve got about thirty-six and a half hours before I hit the road for GenCon….

…and counting.