A few weeks ago I reported that I was starting work on setting up a small games room at home. With the eldest daughter leaving home and the youngest 'upgrading' to a larger room, space has finally opened up for me to claim as my Operations Room. Progress has been steady but slow, with several weeks just to clear the room of furniture and unwanted stuff. This first stage is now complete and I have started decorating proper. Yippee! This stage is going to take a while as I have to do some work on the old plasterwork before I even think about painting. However, in the meantime, I have been busy making a shopping list of furniture items I want for the room. My existing painting desk and chair will be relocated to the new room, but I have my eye on new storage and shelving units.
My wife grew up with the TV on in the background and is quite content to have it on all evening, most of the time just as background noise. However, I'm one of those individuals that find the TV very distracting and the only way I can avoid it - to concentrate on painting or reading - is to put on a pair of headphones and listen to music or podcasts. It doesn't block everything out though and I still find myself getting distracted and before I know it most of the evening has been 'wasted'. Don't get me wrong, we both have favourite TV programmes, enjoy watching old films and new documentaries, I just don't want to spend 6 hours of an evening in front of the gogglebox! Escape to another room in the house is the only option for me and finally, I have a chance to do just that.
It's occurred to me that this post has basically been a rather long-winded way of saying that I haven't done much painting recently (well, not the miniature kind anyway) because I have been busy decorating. Nothing much is likely to change in the next few weeks as I push to get the room finished, carpeted and then stocked with storage units. I will be heading over to Reject HQ on Sunday for a game but that will have to sustain me for a few weeks while I work through the necessary evil that is DIY. The payoff - may target if you will - is to have the room ready and operational by the start of the Painting Challenge in mid-December. Fingers crossed!
Have fun with the new man cave Big Lee. You’ve been modeling on a 1:1 scale, Love the photo at the top, you look like you work for Q in a Bond film.ReplyDelete
I got that mad scientist vibe... minus the crazy hair.Delete
Mad scientist, vibe, for sure. I expected the "thumbs up" photo to show a bandaged thumb from some remodeling incident.Delete
You're defo looking at bit more greyer in that pic Mr H? The Google minis are great, I've got one. Never thought of using it for podcasts though......I'll give that a try.ReplyDelete
Well the primer is on the walls (and the floor, and me etc) so I can start with the colour coats tomorrow. If only covering the grey was as easy!Delete
Television as background noise is my bete noir as well. I have tried to sneak away to another room, but that is seen as not wanting to spend time together. Pointing out that nobody was actually watching the box doesn't seem to work.ReplyDelete
Thankfully we've reached a point where we both need our own space. I don't spend the whole evening playing with my toys and by about 8:30 we tend to sit down for a couple of hours to catch up on a favourite TV series of watch a film.Delete
Your wife will be amused by the constant muttering from the device .... "right, Combat Phase, six, plus one for support, +2 for first fire .....Oh Bugger!"ReplyDelete