So. I started up the game for the first time in... well, it had been a while. My townsfolk claim a year. I don't know whether that's true or- yeah, y'know what, it probably is. Maybe a year and a half. Pretty sure the last time I played was in November 2013 when I was coming home for Thanksgiving mid-blizzard.
Anyway, started up the game with the goal of inputting some new patterns I found online. For reasons.
First thing I noticed was that my character stretched, let out a huge yawn... and had a massive case of bed-head. Unfortunately, I was playing late enough in the evening that most of the stores were already closed, including the stylist. The Nook twins' shop was also closed, which was unfortunate as my pockets and old mail were completely full of items and fossils. I also had some incoming mail that needed handling.
I managed to drop off a couple of items in my already over-full house and dumped all of the fossils outside, as the museum didn't need any of them.
Ran into Leif, who offered to help me clear the town of weeds in order to appease the... god of shrubberies or something. I don't remember. So, he started a timer and did his part: told me how many weeds were left in the town, leaving me to do the actual finding and plucking. I finished about 17 minutes later (apparently, closing the lid on your 3DS doesn't stop the timer.) He said he had some gift for me, but my pockets were full. I went into my house and dropped more stuff, but when I came back, Leif was gone. So much for that.
Encounters with my townsfolk were interesting. One angry letter from Opal, who had left my town. Maybe I'd kicked her out or something a year and a half ago? I don't remember. One of the exercise buffs was upset that apparently his exercise pal, the mayor, had apparently flown the coop. Oh, wait, that's me. The best response from a villager had to have been: "AAAAAAH! A GHOST! Do you still have attachments to this world or something? I’m begging you, please head towards the light!"
So, things are gradually returning to normal in my town. I'm still stuck for selling junk today, as the Nook Twins' shop is closed for renovations today.
There are far too many StreetPass houses to visit in one sitting. I'll get around to it eventually. Maybe.