Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Weekly Update - Sunday, January 1st, 2017 - The News From The Workbench

The Long Count of Years continues...

A very short note, this morning; the Missus got her pathology report from this past week's biopsy back, and we are delighted to report that the results are negative.

As might be imagined, we're both very happy with this, and a lot of the stress and worry we've been under has now been alleviated.

We had a very good time last night, visiting some old friends and their kids, and a great time was had by all.

Fifth Daughter arrives Tuesday night, so we're pretty busy at the moment; more from here later on today, I hope...

Happy New Year, everyone!!! :)



18 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Delighted to hear the news.

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    1. Thank you! It was pretty scary, for a while, and we're a lot calmer now...

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  2. Great news and a wonderful start to the New Year ! Hope the rest of the year is equally great.

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    1. Thank you! I hope so, too; life seems to be getting much quieter! :)

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  3. Great way to start the new year! Hopefully its a sign of good things to come.

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    1. Thank you! I think it is a good omen as well, and a pointer to better things...

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  4. What a fantastic present that is. Congratulations to both of you.

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    1. Thank you! The Missus does read all of these comments, and really appreciates them!

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  5. Oh, That's Excellent news!
    Have a wonderful happy new year!

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    1. Thank you! I think we will indeed have a good year - it's a lot calmer, hereabouts... :)

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    1. Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you!

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    1. Thank you! I think of you, every time I see a ship or boat these days... :)

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    2. Really? cool, and I see you are looking at a 1/900 quinquereme these days! At that scale, might fleet actions be a possibility?

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    3. Really! And yes, there will be fleet actions. I used to run these with the 1/1200th fleet from Valiant (their ancients and Armada period models) out at Phil's. What I like to do is all the ships on a seperate table with a huge sheet of paper, and then do the usual boarding actions on the big table with the 25 / 28mm ships and figures.
      I'm currently making all new transparent bases for all the ships - I have a band saw, and I know how to use it... :)
      Really looking forward to getting back in the water... :)

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  8. I can't wait to see your oars touch the waves again! So what kind of stock do you use for your bases?

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    1. Me, too! I got these little ships for our first trip to the Southern Continent, back about 1981, and they've been inactive for far too long!

      I am using what looks like 3mm clear acrylic sheet for the ships' bases. I had them on card stock ones for decades, painted blue with white oar splashes and wakes, but they's gotten more then a little tatty over the decades. I'm using transparent sheet so that the ships will blend in with the ocean tiles and for durability. Cut with the little band saw, and glue as needed. Simple, but effective.

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