Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Very Late Update for Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Yes, it's been one of those weekends.

Right, then. This is the update that I had wanted to post this past weekend, but the severe storms that hit the Twin Cities starting Friday (while I was at work, pottering about in my electric cart as usual) pretty much put paid to any real activities. Things started off with a bang - not literally - when I got home Friday and spent several hours clearing the downspouts and gutters of debris in advance of the oncoming storms.

Important Safety Tip:

Do Not use a 16' aluminum extension ladder during a thunderstorm.

So, thanks to the long extensions I put on the downspouts for just such a situation, we didn't get any water in the basement; the Game Room and the Game Lounge stayed nice and dry, as did everything in the two rooms.

The rest of the weekend can be neatly summed up as a series of long, dreary thunderstorms accompanied by high winds, and we got lucky; we didn't lose any trees here at the house. The rest of the Twin Cities took a real hammering, sorry to say.

Power went out late Saturday, and we had to shut everything down. And then find eighty pounds of ice to go in all the coolers I've been hoarding to make Tekumelyani buildings with, in order to save the household food supplies. Power came back on Sunday, and we are now sort of back to what passes for normal around here.

Bottom line; we got through it. Thanks for your comments, too!

In sadder news, I have to report that Dave Maggi, our wonderfully talented artist friend, lost his father to cancer this past Thursday night. I'll have more to say, but not right now. His dad was a good friend of ours.

In happier news, Brett Slocum is working on a Tekumel-themed game room for the local game convention, Con of the North, for this coming year's convention in February 2014. Check out his new Yahoo group - noted on the Tekumel Yahoo group - and the announcement on his blog, which should have a link off to the left.

I'll have more news, after I get some more sleep. Thanks for your patience!

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