Boy howdy! Buying a house and then moving said house is hard! The last several weeks have been pretty crazy, and included (but were not limited to): signing a bucket of paperwork, Uhaul rental/usage on a cramped side street, a toilet failure, painting over an icky brown, cats huddling in closets, various crickets and spiders, furiously cleaning an apartment more than probably necessary, and getting lost trying to get to the closest grocery store.
But! It’s totally worth it! The house is super rad, our yard is nice (and doesn’t take long to mow), pets have settled and enjoying themselves, and there’s only maybe 45% of the boxes left to unpack! 35%? Maybe? I hope? Ugh, boxes.
The varying troubles of things that are still packed/have been put in the wrong place/have been misplaced have made getting back into doing comics stuff harder, but Fizzlebit is still slated to start up Chapter 4 this month! I’m shooting for mid-September to start up Chapter 4, with a lofty goal of also having a PDF version to buy of the whole chapter. Will the house try to thwart this effort?! ONLY TIME WILL TELL!
It’s time for the monthly coloring pages! One of these will look familiar, as it’s the downloadable, non-vacation-announcement-text version of the Box Fort illustration I’m using for the comic’s vacation notice. So far, we haven’t actually assembled an intentional box fort from all of our moving boxes, but it’s most likely inevitable.
Box forts are the only true forts.
The other coloring page is an early celebratory illustration in honor of doing monthly coloring pages for a whole dang year! I started doing the monthly coloring pages last year after rebooting Fizzlebit. So far they’ve been super-fun, and I’ve even managed to collect the first 8 to 9 months or so of them into a full-fledged printed coloring book! Which should be for sale on the internet one day, when I’m not trapped by previously mentioned box forts.
First the cake, then the world!
Man, I wish I could bake a giant cake with a world cake on top, but I’ll have to settle for being able to draw it instead. As always, find these and other coloring pages over here!
On the moving front, this week is actually the week we close on our house (this is the grown-up terminology for “sit in a room and sign papers for forever and wonder if you’re making correct decisions). Then comes the crazy, maddening glory of moving, changing addresses everywhere, rampant cleaning of both apartment and house (well, mostly apartment probably), and shoveling pets between locations with the hope they won’t dislike us afterward. Oh, I guess we unpack somewhere in there? Sure!