Just FYI, the yard sale is over. Everyone's things have been picked up or sent back, so if you show up and you find yourself in an empty beach...well, there ya go. LOL
What a difference a year makes. I remembered [late] that Sunday was the one year anniversary of me getting my island. A year ago everything was so chaotic. My partnership was over, I couldn't help my close friend other than being an ear...I was a mess. I was incredibly sad and upset for so long. I didn't know what would happen next. I was pretty much suddenly alone, with this new island, and renters that I didn't know at all. I had no idea what I was doing - none!
But throughout the year, I really started to find myself and my place within SL. I stuck by someone for as long as a person possibly could [a little over 6 months] despite being really alone almost constantly. I've made friends, I've lost friends. I found comfort and love in the arms of someone who had been there all along, and when that relationship ended, I was stronger. I've learned expensive lessons along the way, but through it all, I think I've become a better person for it. It's funny how much changes in a year. :)
Now I find myself starting something new. To start it, I had to hurt someone that I honestly do care about a great deal. I'm hoping the hurt is minimal, since I'm not really worth more than a sugar pig-out [LOL!] but more than that, I hope that we remain friends.
It's been a hell of a year. I'll say that much. :)
So Tyson and I went out tonight to explore the Swamp Hotel, a place I found in the SL showcase or whatever they call it. It's advertised as this mystery place and you have to figure out what happened to some people who disappeared. Well, I enjoy a good mystery, so we tucked ourselves into voice so we could explore more easily, put our thinking caps on, and teleported over.
Unfortunately, the Swamp Hotel is not exactly self-explanatory. In fact, we didn't see any signs at the landing point telling us what to do. So we took a turn, went down a pipe and...
[20:47] Swamp Hotel whispers: Congratulations. You have escaped from danger, and survived to tell the tale. The world will know what became of the lost souls of the Swamp Hotel
We laughed SO hard! It took us longer to rez than it did to mistakenly "win" the mystery! What the hell is THAT about?!
But on the plus side, we got to smack some zombies with a wooden board.
I didn't just stand around letting him hit the whole time, I got to kill some zombies, too. :-p
We explored around the sims a little more and sat for a long time on a horse just talking about so much stuff and laughing about the dumbest things. The Orange Island sims - very nice. The Swamp Hotel - very lame. LOL
I'm exhausted, so it's bedtime. :)