Sorry, kids, I’m going to take a break for at least a few days. I spent the weekend trying to sort my comics, get rid of the stuff I didn’t want anymore, and try to clean the house up a bit… and it was definitely less than a success.

I got rid of quite a few comics. But I ended up keeping a lot more than I expected. I guess that’s good news — it’s nice that there are still some older comics out there that I still enjoy re-reading. But it’s also bad news, ’cause holy zambonis, do I need to clear up some of the space and storage issues in my house, and having shortboxes piled up high against the walls doesn’t do anything to make my house more liveable.

So I’m taking a hiatus, ’cause I’m sick of sorting through comics, and I’m frustrated by how the comics stash keeps getting bigger and bigger, and I need to figure out how I can make the house cleaner and easier to live in. And figuring that out may require me to start getting a heck of a lot fewer comics, which will definitely affect the future of the blog.

Long story short: Taking a break. Trying to clear up more floor space. See you guys eventually.


  1. snell Said,

    August 20, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    Simplest solution? Make furniture out of the boxes…couches, endtables…

  2. scottslemmons Said,

    August 20, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    I’ve actually got end-tables and coffee tables galore, and I’m not all that sure that cardboard boxes make really comfortable couches… 🙂

  3. MOCK! Said,

    August 21, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    Not sure how many boxes you are talking about. I switched over to legal sized (I think that’s right….the big ones) file cabinets a few years ago. I fit four into a small alcove in the family room….put a curtain over the whole thing…

  4. scottslemmons Said,

    August 21, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    Well, it’s nine shortboxes right now, plus portions of a couple longboxes. A bit too much to hide in the family room, if I even had one of those in my increasingly inadequately large apartment… 😉

    I’ve also had some trouble using filing cabinets to store comics — I used to have some small plastic cabinets I used for that, and I had a lot of trouble with comics getting folded or curled.