I have kept this kind of quiet though some of you have heard rumors...
So... A couple months ago my boss informed me he was taking a new position. Because it was not an academic position he was taking he was not able to move the lab with him. Which meant I needed to find a job in the 2 months I had remaining. And I have spent nearly every day since then on the hunt. As of right now I have two good candidate positions; one is in Texas and the other is in Maryland. Which means, either way, I am moving.
Moving means selling the house and likely living in an apartment for a time. And apartments are not the best place to try and grow 500+ plants... Especially considering the special requirements most of those plants required. As such, I have also spent the better part of the last 2 month dissolving my collection. I am down to about a score of plants right now and may winnow that back to a dozen or so when all is said and done. I have placed the important material I had in the hands of very capable growers, so even if I am unable to return to the hobby they will remain available.
I will still hang out here as I can, posting if I see anything I can contribute to. But I will likely become even more of a shadow than I already am.