We felt we should explain.
In years past we’ve usually squeezed in a couple builds between February and September when we start to work on the annual Halloween and Christmas Sims. In 2017 we had ‘Skate O Rama’, ‘Truck’s Trailer Park’ and ‘Black & White OZ’.
Last year, as we closed the ‘Dark Moon’ Halloween sim, coming out of nowhere, RL hit us hard when Truck found himself dealing with some serious health issues which would keep him from participating as much as in years past. In November, with all that was going on in RL, there was a time or two where I just didn’t see us completing the “Home for Christmas” build, let alone handling the performances and enjoying our annual Calas holiday season with our friends, visitors and members.
Thanks to the help and support of friends and members – while we weren’t able to turn some of the Calas park sims to winter like we have in years past – we did manage to bring to Calas another magical Holiday build.
While Truck continues his recovery, this past month I’ve found myself dealing with a health issue of my own that requires I cut back significantly on computer time as well … at least for a time. We both still love the work, but find that these days we just aren’t able to spend as much time at the computer. We are 11 years older than when we started in SL, nine of which have been devoted to Calas.
I will be checking on the sims for short periods each week as able, to make sure the Park is running smoothly.
If you need help while visiting Calas, notice a tour is not working, something out of place or having trouble with another visitor, please reach out in Group Chat first to see if staff is available to help. Usually either Alicia Underby, Kerena Zhangsun or Romie Vella are around. If not, you are welcome to leave them an IM with a notecard and we’ll take care of it as soon as possible.
Our live music program will continue as is for now with Truck and I co-hosting our shows with Alicia, Kerena and Romie whenever possible during this period.
As Truck and I have certainly found out in the past year, none of us can ever be sure what the future brings, but we can be hopeful that with your continued support and some healing and wise work habits on our part, there are still a number of adventures, fun experiences and builds at Calas to look forward to.
We’ll keep you updated.
Thanks so much for helping us keep the Calas Galadhon Park sims a reality in Second Life. It means a lot to both of us.
Ty & Truck