Hi again from Taytum and the Eastwood family, everyone! Before I get your hopes up, no, I am not changing my mind and continuing the blog. The family has moved on past the point of the story, and I just don’t have the desire to catch the blog up and start writing chapters again. However, for those of you who don’t check the forum thread for this legacy (located here or through the link on the legacy info page), I do fairly regularly post updates on how the family is doing there as well as current pictures, especially now that I’ve done a completely fresh reinstall and have my game running flawlessly (*knock on wood*). I welcome you all to head over to the forums and post there, because I miss you guys, and I’d love to hear from any of you who are still around and following.
Also, for anyone who would like to play with me on Guild Wars 2, feel free to message Lynnelle (IvoryEcho.3096). I have an 80 Ranger on Tarnished Coast and a Mesmer in the 50s that I’m working on. I also am always looking for more people to play Mass Effect 3 multiplayer or Borderlands 2 co-op with, so add me on Origin or Steam, respectively, (IvoryEcho on both) and send me a message anytime!
I just wanted to give you all an update and let you know that I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ve been playing Guild Wars 2 lately—as well as Borderlands 2, recently—and it’s kind of monopolized my time. I’ve also been feeling bored with Sims 3, mostly because of game crashes, bugs, and ridiculously long load times from how much content I have that I just can’t seem to trim down.
Games aside, my dad is also back in the hospital now—has been for a while—and the outlook isn’t good. He had to have his leg amputated, and now they’re saying that he also has cancer in his throat. As much as I don’t want to say this, and despite wanting to continue this story, I’m going to have to go ahead and officially say that I’m putting it on hold for now, possibly indefinitely. There’s just too many other things going on that require my time right now, and I can’t devote enough time to give this story the quality you all deserve.
Sorry everyone, and thank you for giving this legacy so much of your time and attention; you have no idea how much it means to me that it became so successful.
“Yes, Mom, everything’s been going just fine. Grandma Emily has been practically bubbling-over having me here. She and Grandpa Jake set up a bedroom for me, and I’ve finally gotten everything unpacked. Jinx was timid at first, but now she’s all over the place.”
After some recent changes by the owners of WordPress, I’ve had to change the layout of the blog theme. Basically, they arbitrarily decided to change all WordPress blog front pages to scroll infinitely through all posts ever created rather than a set amount of posts laid out by the blog’s creator. I’m not happy about it, and they don’t have any other themes that I particularly like. My only two options are (1) choose a new theme that has a footer and allows me to limit the front page once more or (2) revert to the original theme but change the front page from recent posts to a static home page. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do in the long run yet, but for now I’ve changed the blog to another theme so that everyone’s computer doesn’t blow up when trying to load the front page. Also, side note, I am in the process of packing to move right now, but I’ll make headway on the next chapter as soon as I am able.
Terrified, apprehensive, exhilarated, invigorated, worried, elated, stressed, intimidated, thrilled—these were the words I’d use to describe my state of mind today. Why, you might ask? Today, for the first time in my life, I was not only moving out of my parents’ house, I was departing to a different state, and not even a close one—across the country.