Well, it’s decided! Sort of. I’ve packed away most of my belongings and squirreled them away in the crawlspace. This week, the place gets a top to bottom interior cleaning, an exterior power wash, and then, on Friday, the stagers come in to prepare the place for showing. The house goes on the market this week and we have our first open house this weekend (during which Akemi, Lulu, Suji and I will make ourselves scarce).
On the one hand, I’ll miss the backyard and the downstairs work-out room. On the other hand, we only use 25% of our living space and it seems silly to be paying upkeep and property taxes on a summer home. Also, it would really be nice to live somewhere within walking distance of shops. On the other other hand, where am I going to put all my stuff?
Anyway, we’ll play it by ear. While I do think selling now is the right move, I can’t say I’m a motivated seller – meaning if I don’t get the price I’m looking for, I’ll have no problem taking it off the market and trying my luck next year. Of course, that’s provided the real estate market remains robust.
On the one hand, you have experts (like my buddy Ivon) who predict the housing bubble is due to collapse – and you don’t want to be caught when the prices drop. On the other hand, experts have been saying this for a while now and the market shows no signs of slowing down. On the other other hand, that’s also what they said about the housing market in Japan that, eventually, did crash and never recovered.
So, yeah. I’ve been fairly busy, getting the house ready for the big sale. And, as luck would have it, my timing couldn’t be any worse as we begin the Dark Matter season 4 writers’ room tomorrow. I’ve written up and distributed by plans for DM YR4 including seasonal and character arcs, story springboards, and a many of the beats I want to hit for the opening two-parter…that will be even bigger than season 3’s opener, if you can believe it. Joining me in the writers’ room this year will be series co-creator Paul Mullie, Co-Exec Producer Ivon Bartok, Co-Producer Alison Hepburn, and – making his Dark Matter debut – Stargate veteran Carl Binder.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. We’ve only just started airing season 3!
I chat about the upcoming season with Hollywood Soapbox’s John Soltes: Follow the link
“It’s kind of another time travel episode where it finds our crew traveling back to 2017 and having to go undercover in Fort Falls, Wisconsin, as a typical suburban family. Those two episodes [time loop episode and time travel episode] stand out for me as the type of episodes where if you’re not familiar with the show, you tune in, I think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. So if you have any friends who haven’t watched the show, circle episode four and episode nine, especially episode nine, on your calendar.”
BlackGirlNerds’ C.R. Sparrow: Dark Matter 3.1 Review
The first hour of the season three premiere is largely a character piece. Even the short bursts of action seem strangely calm as we deal with the fallout from the literally explosive season two finale.
BlackGirlNerds’ C.R. Sparrow: Dark Matter 3.2 Review
Ryo’s story starts in 3.1 as he takes steps to solidify and strengthen his rule. Misaki is displeased when he makes his old teacher, Teku an advisor. I’m sensing a pattern with Misaki. She may talk a good game about doing what’s best for Zairon, but it looks to me like her desire to isolate Ryo from anyone else who would influence him is a pretty strong motivator as well.
SciFiMoviePagie’s Craig Suide: Dark Matter Double Episode Review
I’m happy to report that Dark Matter is back and all is right with the world once again. I look forward to seeing what the season holds in store in the upcoming episodes.
SciFiPulse’s Ian Cullen: Dark Matter In Review
Dark Matter has returned and as always the plot twists come thick and fast as the new series gets underway.
TheNerdElement’s NattyWilly: Dark Matter Season 3 Premiere Review
What makes this show good is when we learn more about the main characters it adds a layer whether good or bad. This show is one of three that I will enjoy on my Friday nights this summer! The Raza crew’s journey has so many twists and turns that I can’t wait to see what creator Joseph Mallozzi has in store for us!