Well, thus ends my final day at my current job. Boss didn't come and say goodluck, nobody arranged anything for my keys and passes so I just left them on my desk for my chef, I shook some hands with gloomy people and that was it. I can't remember having such a weird and uncaring last day at the job, ever!
Well, nothing I can do about it. Next up is waiting a few weeks to be called up for checks, and until then I'm going to make every day count by doing my best to clean out my storage locker asap and store what I want to sell and keep, and trash the rest into the bin, and terminate the lease. After that, it is all hands on deck to swap out the hobby and kids room, so getting the hobby room cleaned out is a high priority. When the kids are away for almost a week (to be planned) we, well, I mostly, can move the kids stuff into this room and and when that is done and sorted, make sure to get the new hobby room asap as well....working on the kitchen table is fun with mates but I need a proper room with lights.
I do worry that I will try and overextend myself to get the job done asap. My knee is giving me a hard time and I'm doing my best to ease up on it but this is a task that has to be done now and has to be done fast, as I want to get help, get training and get back to work in less then 6 months time preferably. Before I turn 40 at the latest.
So, what changes for the hobby? While I'm sorting the rooms, no painting. Building at the kitchen table will be possible, so more work to be done on the foamboard stuff. No buying (no change there) and focus on selling, AFTER I finish installing everything in the new room and I'm taking down stuff from the attic one box at a time. No point in trying to sell stuff now as I'm not focussed on that. I'm expecting a shipment of 3mm tanks in 2weeks time and I'm waiting for a friend to use his lasercutting skills to produce all of the bases I need plus more. Other then that, my 2 other wishes (the TNT rulebook and the new Battlegroup book) have been sorta sorted for now.....Piers can help me with Battlegroup, and the TNT rulebook can wait as I have to give the sample rules a few test runs with Erik. This means I have no planned purchases. I do have some wire and a few bottles of paint on my list, but I can pick those up at the Impact show on the 3rd of April. I'm actually thinking of culling the herd quite radically after I move into the new room. There is only so much room to fill and so many games I want to play.
You know, being sensible :)
My Oyumaru order arrived so I can now make more 3mm moulds so I can make more conversions, and, as it seems, tanks in sandbagged positions as it turns out the Iraqi ones didn't move a lot.
Speaking of 3mm, I've been reading and researching on the internet and what I read sofar isn't a lot of good to be honest. I can see why people think this is a good scale for massed battles, but just painting them green and putting them on green bases and calling them done or using elaborate basing labels is not something I'm willing to do. Ok, you can't see much of what I do on the table, but at least contrast the camo with the ground cover so you can see them. Good Blogs or websites on 3mm are very, very scarce, but I'm reading up on this one right now > Very Tiny Wars A good read I think, with plentiful posts. Air gaming is way better represented online.
Tonight we have a hobby night with the guys instead of gaming, so I'm hoping to either get stuff done for La Maisontaal or prep some more concrete blocks for sale. Either will do me good.
A whole lot of text this post was. At least I'm looking forward to the future, no matter how uncertain it might be right now.