One of those daysPosted: March 1, 2015
It started quite well. Sue and I went shopping in Sevenoaks for a change, and managed to avoid getting caught in a traffic jam on the M25. We used an alternative route which was slightly slower but which was far more pleasant. The sun was shining and the a Kent countryside looked as if was finally moving out of Winter and into Spring.
Our return journey was uninterrupted, and we were home by 1.30pm. Then things started to go a bit downhill.
I tested myself on the Masonic ritual that I have to learn by tomorrow … and seemed unable to remember as much as I had yesterday! Rather than stress myself trying to relearn what I had forgotten I did some work on my Del Prado pre-painted 25/28mm-scale Dutch-Belgian wargame figures.
That was a mistake.
Everything went well until I was about to base the last figure … and then I sneezed. The figure seemed to twist as I held it between my first and second fingers … and then it fell onto the floor. As I stood up to look for it I pushed my chair backwards … and the figure – which had fallen right under one of the chair’s wheels – was squashed and was damaged beyond repair. (I know that it was because I tried – and failed – to repair the damage, during which I managed to get spots of Superglue all over my modelling mat!).
Luckily I do have a suitable replacement figure, but it needs to have some minor damage to its paintwork touched up before it can be varnished and based. As a result I doubt that I will be able to finish basing my Dutch-Belgian infantry until Tuesday.
Whilst clearing up after lunch I managed to burn the tips of two fingers when I picked up a glass dish that I did not realise was hot … and now I am sitting in front of my computer waiting for the latest version of iTunes to download so that I can ‘sync’ my iPad. Unfortunately the download has been interrupted twice due to problems with our internet connection, and each time this happens everything goes back to the beginning.
If much else goes wrong today, I think that I will go back to bed and stay there until tomorrow!