Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Taking Stock, Three Years Later - September 15th, 2015

Back View. And it still itches, too.

Front View. Phil: "Take a twenty-sider of damage..."

Well, here we are. Three years ago tonight, I was having my brain vacuumed out. I am, as you can see from the date of this post, still here, and dang glad to be so. I am doing pretty well; I am finally getting used to my new work schedule, having been on a third shift / overnight shift since 2008, and it's been pretty exhausting. Still, though, I have hopes that this will give me more time to write, and more time to run some games.

I have been in the 'human normal' range now for about two and a half years; getting rid of the mahor stress-inducer in my life has been a huge part of that, as have the fistfuls of medications that I take very day an ten in the morning and ten at night. My life revolves around my medication schedule, which is a pretty small price to pay for staying alive.

So, let's briefly take stock of where we are and what we're doing, shall we?

I am finally getting back to large-scale painting production, hurrah! I have a number of large projects in hand, and I'll start shooting photos for you to ponder at as soon as I can; I am in football season at work, which means that time is very limited until January.

I am not planning on running any large games at exterior venues for the next three months; just too much going on, what with work and taking care of The Missus.

I have canceled some large and difficult projects, in order to save time and stamina. Lots of raw materials that I have been keeping in stock for years have been recycled or reused, so we're able to move ahead on the things that I really want to do.

"To Serve The Petal Thorne" continues to advance, bit by bit. I'm enjoying writing this, and I hope you'll be amused by the result. Word counts when I have them; I haven't looked, lately.

Let's see; nothing else comes to mind; I'm just home from work, so with your indulgence I shall be off to bed. More later, and thank you all for your kind wishes!


  1. Take care, of yourself and The Missus. Happy to have you around us still.

  2. Three years is a good sign.
    Continue working your miracles on shoestring budgets as you desire and have energy.

  3. Hey Chrine! Hope things are well with you. Take care! :)