On this late night I lay in my bed unable to sleep and one of the things I think about, for no apparent reason, is this site. I think about the fact that I again let the site go to waste for months with no contributions. Then I think it hits me… in order to keep this blog fun and current I don’t need to write long stories, in-depth articles, comprehensive reviews, or profound moments of reflection… I just need to.. write. Something, anything that talks about Joes, or toys, or what’s been going on in my collecting life. So here we go.
As some of you may or may not have heard, I purchased my 1st home a few months ago. As a result of that, was the massive deconstruction of my old Joe room, and the always stressful undertaking of relocating my collection. As always, it was not without casualties. I broke a few parts of the USS Flagg on the disassembly, and the Terror Drome took some damage as well. Otherwise, most of the move went well. Now the almost seemingly harder part has now kicked in, and that’s how to put it all back together and get things on display again.
When my local K-Mart store went out of business a few months ago, I made a major score of 2 jewelry display cases and a pegboard end cap type display from the closing store. Besides getting to salvage a few small pieces of local history; what an opportunity it was to have my own cases for potential future displays of Joe stuff. As of this writing they are currently hanging out in my basement, awaiting some refinishing before I figure out how to get them upstairs and in place. Additionally, with the loss of the 3 large built-ins I had at the old place, I’m struggling a bit to figure out some usable wall display options. The great thing is, though, that the sky’s the limit… because I own the place!
Slowly but surely things are coming together, as they have been for me this entire year. I know that my new Joe room will be the same. I’ll get some pics up in future posts (when it’s not 12:34am) and showcase the progress that’s been made. Establishing a new base of operations won’t be easy, but it’s damn sure supposed to be fun, and that’s exactly what I aim to make it.