Hey all. Yeah, old face.
I find it odd, myself, that I would disappear then come back only to say I'm leaving. But considering the length of time that I will be gone, and what this community has meant to me, I wouldn't feel right not letting you all know what's going on before I completely vanish and no one can get ahold of me.
Starting this Wednesday, I will be serving for two years as a missionary for the LDS (Mormon) Church in the Texas San Antonio Mission, Spanish-speaking. My area will cover San Antonio and Austin, and a number of towns surrounding them all the way west to the border with Mexico.
During that time, there will be no Lego for me. It's a difficult sacrifice, but one that I personally feel is worth it. Nevertheless, I do look forward to my return so I can build some more and join you all again. This community has been like a family to me, and I will miss you. I've made many great friends here, and though I don't know the newer members like I should, I've seen good things from them, as well.
I would love to stay in touch, though. If anyone wants to write, I can email my mission addresses to you. I will also be sending out an email hopefully every week or so, so everyone knows how I'm doing. For anyone wishing to hear from me, you can message me at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and my brother will make sure you get put in my contacts. There is also a blog where my adventures will be posted, at www.elder-slypig.blogspot.com
You've all come to mean so much to me. I've loved the time I've spent in the FOL community, and I thank you all for making this hobby the fun that it is for me. I look forward to joining you once more in the Brick, and hope to hear from many in the days and months to come.
Until then, my friends.