Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A resource for refugee sponsorship in Canada

Sorry if this is kind of spam, I don't want to loose track of it
http://www.peianc.com/sitefiles/File/resources/refugee_sponsorship/rstp_five.pdf

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Well, the sorting and stacking worked out.  No miniatures parted with, but over 60kg of junk to the landfill and the room in a state where the cleaners are able to keep it reasonably dust-free.

I have not since returned to gaming, although I am looking at painting a couple of 28mm figures over the next few weeks as a form of relaxation.  If I do, I will post the results here.

Most of my free time has shifted to work at the church - Saint Vincent de Paul, choir, Alpha - and spending time with friends.  My reading is almost all a slightly more literary fiction (lots of Tracy Chevalier; but all detailed on my goodreads page).  I also spent much of last fall baking bread, and will probably return to baking when the weather cools down here again.  I've also found a great hummus recipe!

I have continued to pursue my studies of Renaissance history and over the next week or so will try using yet another blog page to organize my notes and references.  Not a perfect tool for the purpose, but readily available wherever I am.  The 6sided blog pages seem to has disappeared, but I had little enough there.  The other hobby pages I will leave linked for reference, and because who knows when I might  return to them?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Boy, its been a long time

As you have probably guessed, my interests have been very differently focused since June of 2013.  I will probably not blog much about that, since really it is from a very different place than the audience of the few folks who do visit these pages.

I am making these notes as an aid-memoir for myself.  It is time to clear out the dead projects.  Not that some might not com eback to life, but so I will have a bit more space for - well, not so much active projects as a saner life. 

The objective:
  • All retained materials in conventional out-of-the-way storage.
  • No new storage furniture or space - I will fit it in the space I have, except for a few things that make sense elsewhere.
  • No under-table storage in the new world order.
The method:
  • Make material to be re-stored evident.  Out from under the tables it comes!
  • Clear easy wins - I am keeping some candidate storage containers surplus to needs, that sort of thing.  Ditch all that.
  • Tools in the garage.  Since I am not actively crafting, they can go in a storage bin elsewhere.
  • Clear expired stock.  Eliminate all but basic supplied of paint, brushes, etc.  When I can take the time to go back to miniatures, I will be able to buy new supplies.
  • Compress.  Get stackable bins and fill them TIGHT with the stuff that should be kept but will not be re-accessed until I go back to miniatures. 
  • To a good home, the projects which will be retired for good.  This includes all 28mm except the one totally painted figure, all the non-Renaissance 15mm, and 10mm besides not-SYW and WWII.  I will keep the 6mm FPW just in case,but clear out the unpainted 10mm FPW.
  • I will ALSO downsize the library; military SF and fantasy are especially vulnerable.  I will need to reorg the large bookcase (it is big enough for boxes) to be storage instead.  There will be double-shelving!
 Lets see how it works.  I'll check back in in a couple of weeks.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Back from Vacation

My dear wife and I have just returned from a week cruising the Danube.  Great fun, we were well looked after and got to see a great cross section of Hungary, Austria and Bavaria.

Vienna is now going to be the main target of our next vacation.  I have never been more comfortable in a city of more than a million, and I have been to a couple. 

This was not a military-oriented vacation, but I do include for your amusement a sample of 40mm or so toy soldiers seen on castle hill in Budapest.

I'm writing more about the tour, as a guide for disabled travelers as much as anything, on a separate page.  I'll make an announcement here when that is ready.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

SF wins for a week (or two)

OK, the rotation in 3-day units thing is not flying.  But I am making progress on the SF front, re-opening processing of the star database to refine out mass data for my future history project.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My first weeks rotation was...

almost a complete week of being sick.  Really annoying and still not back to 100%.  After a couple of days out of line. my blood sugar is back where it needs to be so that much is good.