"In the meantime and in between time, that's it for another episode of Stampede Wrestling. Bye now."
That's how legendary pro wrestling announcer Ed Whalen used to close the Stampede Wrestling television broadcasts to alert viewers that it was the end of the program.
I thought it would be appropriate to dust off Ed's old catch-phrase and use it to alert everyone that as of this post, I'm officially on hiatus.
I knew this was coming but I thought I could just get through Halloween but nope. Things change and life has gotten busy. Two main reasons, I'm going on hiatus now ...
1. For those not aware, my wife and I are expecting our third child come December and I'm having to focus more and more on getting everything prepared and also making sure that the other two kids are prepared as well since they'll probably have to spend a night or two with my mom.
2. I hesitate to call it "burn-out" but honestly, I've run out of things to write about. Sure, I could rip open and review a repack cube from Five Below that I have sitting around but I really don't have time to sit and scan, at least not right now.
For those wondering, I won't be going away entirely. I'm going to try to keep active on Twitter (and possibly Facebook) although my overall patience for social media is very thin. I'm also a contributing writer to the SABR Baseball Cards blog, which is where any writing I might be doing will be posted at present. (PS: If you love cards and haven't joined SABR, you should!)
As for this blog, I might re-launch in the spring (or once things settle down with the baby) and get refocused. I may reserve this space more for trades and non-baseball cards more than anything and have my baseball related posts over on the SABR blog. I'm not sure yet but that's months away.
I want to close by saying that I appreciate everyone who I've interacted with over the past four years be it in trades, comments, Twitter exchanges, etc. I have a few PWEs I owe before I disappear into the ether and those will be going out at some point before the baby comes. My want list and the archives will remain here and if you want to send cards during my hiatus, that's fine. Just know that it may be a while down the line before I can send a return.
Now, to close this out, I'd like to paraphrase old Ed Whalen I mentioned at the beginning of this post.
So, in the mean time and in between time, that's it for another post here at the Clubhouse.