Well, I haven't really left, actually. It's just that it has been hard keeping up with different blogs. Admittedly, ActiveRain has been the one to suffer the most. The summer (or better, the school vacation) is sooo long, and there is only so much extra time to spare.
Therefore, for those who have been following me here, I'd like to point out that most of the recent Kit House Of The Week or Sears House For Sale, etc. blog posts have appeared on either DCHouseCat or the joint blog Marcie and I have started recently, DC House Smarts. (The most recent one featured a perfectly kept, authentic Sears "Martha Washington" kit house in DC's Shepherd Park neighborhood.)
While I'm still struggling with how all these things should be balanced (others seemed to have figured this out with more ease, it seems), please bear with me and bookmark whichever of those sites/links fit your interest or tastes. And as always, I cherish your input!