Getting Ready for the Move…

Wow, so tomorrow the movers will load the truck, and we’ll be moving down to Champaign from Chicago. What a bitter-sweet move…
There are a few things I’m going to miss about Chicago. One of those things is the fantastic church that I’ve been a part of for years. Another is the community of Hyde Park. This tiny oasis in the south side of Chicago has been such a fantastic home for me, I will sorely miss it. The GameCrazy on 53rd street where I’ve spent many hours and made so many friends, I’m going to miss it.
There are some things I won’t miss. CTA comes to the top of that list. I love being able to get around, but CTA is disgustingly filthy and over-crowded. I understand this is just what happens with public transit in a big city, but it’s still unpleasant. I won’t miss the traffic, I won’t miss the tax rates, I won’t miss the corrupt politics (thanks a lot Stroger, ya jerk), and I won’t miss not being able to drive places. I also won’t miss the corruption that ran all non-union grocery stores out of town (thanks a lot AFL-CIO, ya jerks).
It’ll be a bitter-sweet move, but I think it’s for the better. My plans for going to Champaign include participating in the Perl mongers group down there, introducing a Free Software advocacy group, and opening manchicken’s house of hacking. This will be a fun time for transitions.
Check y’all later. Have fun kiddies.

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