Monday, May 16, 2016

The Weekly Update - Monday, May 16th, 2016 - Taking Stock Of The Mayhem

Not that I'll have the time to sit in mine, but I can dream...

Here we are, in the middle of May, and I am now reveling in having two weeks of time off from work. I rack up four hours of vacation time every pay period, and I rarely take time off - so, the time builds up, and eventually I have to use some of it up or I start losing it. So, I am home for two weeks, and if I can get Blogger to work - we're having issues - there will be more posts as the weeks go on.

This is a sort of historic event; this will be the first time in over two decades that I am taking a vacation that does not require me to spend the whole time doing things for other people. Instead, I get to do things for me and the Missus, which is a real change of pace!

So, what am I going to be doing with all this free time?

Writing, of course; I'm hoping to get at least 100,000 words done on "To Serve The Petal Throne". I'd like to get the "Affair of the Malchiran Emerald" done, as it was Phil's only real essay at a stand-alone adventure.

Building. I have a Sakbe Road to get all the battlements done on, and then texture the thing so I can finally paint it.

Sort out the unpainted lead pile; I have over a hundred old metal Reaper figures that I bought 'on spec' and which never got used, and I'd like to find them new homes. Same for a bunch of other figures that I'll never use.

Thoats. Get the thoats done, so we can play some Barsoom-based games.

There's also some domestic chores I'll be working on, but I won't bore you with the details of painting the trim on he house... :)