24 March 2009

Holy Cat Urine, Batman!

So one of the ladies from work is a real estate agent, so we went over and looked at a house with her today. As I walked into the living room I was hit with a very distinct cat smell. The house had several other problems, so we're going to build a list of houses to look at and make a weekend or two of it sometime in the next month or two. There's not really a hurry to make a move.

I took a few minutes tonight to touch up the Space Marines I touched up last night. The varnish had caked up a bit on the shoulder pads and drawn some of the red pigment from the borders into areas I didn't want red in, so I had to paint over those places again. Not too big a deal.

I got an 88% on my latest math test, pulling my grade up to a low B, which is pretty much beyond my wildest dreams. I may actually be able to pull off a passing grade in the class. That's pretty exciting for me. I need to get back into my schoolwork routine as the week of army stuff bumped me out of my usual schedule. If things go right I'll be able to finish all my military training during the summer and go to school again next fall.

I continue to suffer from Magpie Gamer Disease, as there are a thousand different projects I want to work on, but nothing holds my attention for long enough to actually complete a playable force of any kind. In the last week I've thought about my Space Marines, the upcoming Imperial Guard push from Games Workshop, Orks, Reaper's CAV, The Lord of the Rings Strategy Game, Games Workshop's new War of the Ring super-huge Lord of the Rings game, Mordheim, Warhammer Fantasy Dwarfs, the rumored release of a new Skaven book, an all-Goblin Orcs and Goblins army, Star Fleet Battles, Federation Commander, 6mm American Civil War, and Warhammer Ancient Battles games from the Shieldwall supplement. So far I have accomplished a few touchups on one or two figures. It's especially unsttling when I look at some of the blogs I read that have new painted figures up every five or six days. Where do folks find the time for all that painting?


  1. They have more hours in their day. I was thinking about how much you get done... when do you sleep? Congrats on your math test.

  2. Congratulations on your test, I know how hard it can be to work and study at home afterwards.
    Houses are strange things. Our rule has always been to ignore the decor because you can paint and paper over that, animals are another matter though. The smell and parasites if infected last a lot longer and will mean a complete replacement of all soft furnishings as well.
    However you'll know the house you want almost the minute you walk in the door. It's then that the head has to rule the heart and look for the problems BEFORE you commit!!