Thursday, October 25, 2007

No Wife Swap

True to our experiences with people who work in television, the "Wife Swap" thing is a no-go. To his credit though, Patrick warned Mike that TV producers like to change their minds... It was just incredibly fast this time.

Oh well, now we just have to throw a party, pack up everything we own and go to the other side of the world... cake :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Everything happens at once....

We're packing and packing .... and planning a birthday party for Phoebe (she's turning 6!)....and packing, and getting nervous,... and Mike's new book came out! ( a horror scifi graphic novel called "Wierdling" that he's been working on for years!) ...and more packing and throwing things out, and moving things into storage, ..... and a publishing contact , named Patrick e-mails, some crazy reality show called "Wife-Swap" is being filmed in the area and the father is an aspiring comic book artist. Will you as a professional artist interview this guy in your studio on national television next week?.... Of course! Our studio is half in boxes and the other half looks like a tornado hit it.... Crap!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

visas, puppies and packing and more packing....




As you can see, while we've been planning our big move to Argentina, my dog Enzo's found other things to do. He's the craziest mixed breed dog, but very cute. In fact he looks very much like his five sons in this picture. The mother (our neighbor's dog)is a pure bred American Eskimo. A pretty white dog that looks nothing like her puppies. Anyway we found homes for all five little guys.
We've also been running all over the region getting official copies of birth certificates, our marriage certificate, letters of good behavior from the local sheriff and a ton of other documents for our visa to Argentina. Then of course there's the packing and organizing of everything we own. Most things start to seem less essential once we realized the best way to get our possessions into the country was to carry them ourselves. So now it's down to two suitcases each and one carry-on (no problem-right?)
"People are willing to take these extraordinary chances to become writers, musicians, or painters, and because of them, we have a culture. If this ever stops, our culture will die, because most of our culture, in fact, has been created by people that got paid nothing for it--people like Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Van Gogh or Mozart."-Kurt Vonnegut

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