30 March 2008

T-Minus Four Days and Counting to the BIG MOVE

Greeting loyal Grand Duchy of Stollen subjects (ok, “visitors”) everywhere! It has been far too long. The Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II wishes that I convey his sincerest apologies for failing to keep everyone updated and informed through this period of upheaval and transition. The Grand Duchess and I shall find ourselves ensconced in our new abode by Thursday evening this week.

That means four more fevered days of packing before the movers arrive! The Grand Duchess has overseen dismantling of the grand ducal kitchens while Oberfeldwebel Klatschen will march the forces of Stollen and Zichenau, together with a motley assortment of 15mm Napoleonics, over to their new quarters later this afternoon or tomorrow. The guitars and personal effects will follow along with various and sundry other loose ends early in the week.

The grand plan is to have only the heavy book boxes and furniture remaining by Thursday morning when the movers arrive. So far, so good. But jeeze Louise is there a lot of stuff to take over between now and then! Stay tuned for a future update, although it may take a few days to get our web connections up and running since the Grand Duchess and I will have our respective offices located on separate floors of the new house.


David said...

Good luck! Been there and done that a number of times and it is truly exhausting. With 8,000 books plus we sympathise too - you'll have arms like a gorilla by the time you've shunted them around the place! ;-)

Look forward to a progress report when things calm down a little.

All the best,


Bluebear Jeff said...


'Tis good to hear from you again (and thanks for the email).

I was thinking just the other day that I'd turn down an offer of a million dollars for our house.

It isn't worth anything like that of course . . . but it suits us and the hassle of moving would be more than we'd want to deal with at our ages.

I sincerely hope that your move goes super easily.

I'm looking forward to seeing photos from Der Stollenkeller . . . but I realize that once you are "in" the new house that it still takes quite a while to get fully settled in . . . it takes much longer than you think it will . . . but once in you will be very happy.

Give our best to the lovely Grand Duchess.

-- Jeff

Der Alte Fritz said...

Moving books is a real b***h isn't it? Part of the hazzards of being a wargamer historian. I didn't see the Grand Duke's lobster costume in the picture.

Conrad Kinch said...

Good luck with the move!

Stryker said...

Nifty little vehicle you've got there - can't wait to see the house...

tradgardmastare said...

Good to have you back!
All the best with the move!

ColCampbell50 said...

" I didn't see the Grand Duke's lobster costume in the picture."

Isn't that red item near the top of the load the lobster costume?

And after having moved many times will in the Army, including twice to and from Germany, you have my best wishes for a successful and trouble-free move.


Martin said...

Hi Stokes,

I thought the picture was of you going to Cold Wars! Isn't it amazing how much stuff gets accumulated as the years roll on? Please pace yourself and don't overdo the heavy lifting/lugging. Oh! and don't forget about the quarter round fieldworks on all those trips to Home Depot!



A J Matthews said...

Progress is being made, as my old driving instructor used to say. I hope everything goes smoothly.

MurdocK said...

somtimes 'man with truck' ads in the classifieds are worth it.

just for the 'slow burn' factor on your own back ...

Steve said...

..best of luck!

Bloggerator said...

Hi Stokes,

How's the move going? All's well I hope?


Greg Horne


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