What happened? The wonderful year of 2014 is over and a new one has begun. My blogging suffered this year. I made only 15 posts. Writing also suffered, I didn’t finish anything to send to a publisher. So what did happen? Well, a roommate that wasn’t helping with the bills was sent packing. My son… Continue reading To 2015 and Beyond!
Whew! Texicon is over for another year. This year the convention moved from Ft. Worth to Grapevine. The move was to place the convention in a more central & easier to get to part of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. There was plenty of room in the Grapevine Convention Center. The convention itself continues to grow.… Continue reading Texicon!
The first steps are to prepare the miniatures for painting. As with almost all Reaper figures, there is very little flash on the 2 metal figures & there is no flash at all on the Bones figures. I then used Aleen's Tacky Glue, which is a white glue, to attach the miniatures to 25mm round… Continue reading Oh, Mr. Bones! – Part 2
Figures Painted = 0 Terrain Completed = 1 Games Played = 1 Books Read = 0 Novels Written = 0 Here is the second update. Our wonderfully odd winter weather has kept me from completing any figures. The weather has not been nice enough to spray any matte sealer out in the garage. I've got… Continue reading 2014 Project Update #2
Figures Painted = 0 Terrain Built = 0 Games Played = 0 Books Read = 0 Novels Written = 0 Wednesday is usually the last consecutive day of the week that I work. Today I was off for the holiday. Thursdays & Fridays are my days off. In my business, you make half of your… Continue reading 2014 Project Update #1
Another year draws to a close & again it is time to look back on what happened this year & to look forward to what I hope will happen next year. This was a year of changes for me. I switched from the more lucrative night shift to working only days. It is getting hard… Continue reading Goodbye 2013!
Another year is drawing to a close & it is a good time to pause & take a look at how I did in meeting the hobby goals I had set for this year. This was the first time I have ever set goals for my hobby & it is interesting to see how I… Continue reading Reflections on 2012 & Goals for 2013
Well, my overnight session didn't quite last the full night, but we played until a little past 3:00AM. With no one willing to enter the arena, I got to get a few hours of sleep. I played a game of Napoleonics today, I always forget that this was the "heyday" of cavalry & held mine… Continue reading Texicon – Day 2
The first day of Texicon is pretty much a wrap. The turnout doesn't seem quite as large as last year, but it isn't bad for a convention that is on,y in its third year. Gaming started at 9:00AM this morning and will end at 11:00 tonight. We take a one hour break and then at… Continue reading Texicon – Day 1
Yesterday evening my son took me to a minor league baseball game between the Frisco Rough Riders and the Midland Rockhounds. We had excellent seats and I lamented the fact that I had forgotten my camera when I remembered I had my iPad with me. So here are a few pictures of the game taken… Continue reading Take Me Out to the Ball Game
A week after my last post, I took a few days off & travelled to Carlsbad, New Mexico with my daughter & 3 granddaughters. We had a wonderful time. Unfortunately, within a week after returning to the Dallas area, I caught another of those nasty sinus infections that have flu like symptoms & linger forever.… Continue reading Carlsbad Caverns
Last night I got to see Casablanca on the big screen. In honor of its 70th anniversary, Turner Classic Movies through Fathom Events showed Casablanca for one night one showing in theaters across the country. It was a fabulously wonderful event. Watching it on the big screen was just breath taking. I've seen the movie… Continue reading Casablanca