23 August 2016


(Random image found on FB.
Because every blog entry needs a picture.)

 Still settling in and getting used to the new house. And starting this week, the new school schedule as well. (My daughter is starting kindergarten.) Unfortunately, it looks like I'm going to need to continue reducing, both time and stuff.

Optimistically my work & family schedule is going to keep me busy from 5:30am until at least 10pm on most days. The remainder is for sleep and any sort of personal/leisure stuff I can try to squeeze in as an alternate to sleep.

I posted a pic of my new painting/sculpting/hobby space a few days ago. It's a file cabinet and the last 30"+/- of surface space on my work desk. I can fit most of my painting & sculpting supplies in the file, though some of it is in the little green toolbox on top of the desk. I've managed to put many of my gaming & reference books on part of the shelf tucked under the desk. Everything else is temporarily in the garage or damp basement until I can figure out what to do with it.

I've been theoretically "planning" on going to the Oldhammer Day US in about a month, but I haven't been able to find the time to get away for an afternoon of gaming (or anything else) let alone disappearing for three full days. The move and other unexpected expenses have really drained my finances, so I'm not sure the cost of a weekend trip is responsible, or even possible to begin with.

So there it is.


  1. 5:30am to 10pm is pretty rough. Fortunately as time goes by you can usually figure out how to squeeze in 20-30 minutes here and there... I get almost all painting done at lunch time these days.

    And Kindergarten is a fun time, we just did that last year. Hope yours is better with homework though!

    1. I was kind of surprised that they even have homework in kindergarten!

      My days are already pretty tight, but yes, I'm hoping to somehow squeeze in a few minutes of painting or sculpting here and there. At least that's the plan. Maybe I need to start trying to get my daughter into painting, so I can work it into the realm of family activities. ;)

    2. I have been working with my kids on regular paper painting, and they are gradually starting to understand how that works... miniature painting can come later.

      And yes they get tons of homework in Kindergarten these days, or at least mine did. Two pages or more a day, which later int he year were pretty complicated too. It was nice to see the progression though, and with Common Core they start learning a lot of concepts much earlier and over a much longer time, which is probably better.