Friday, March 15, 2019

A Return of Sorts

It's been quite long time away from blogging and anything hobby-related for me. As I mentioned a month or so ago, I was in the process of moving from our home which we had lived in for 14 years. We managed to sell our old home and acquire another one with the proceeds from the previous one. The new digs are a lot closer to work for me, and also to Puget Sound - we love being near the water. Today marks exactly one week being here. The first few days were filled with unboxing our stuff, hanging blinds and all the assorted details of setting up a new home. I did manage to set up my toys in between these mandatory duties. The living room is larger than our old place so I was allowed to have one wall section for my stuff.
Amazingly not a single figure was damaged during the move. Granted it was only a local move, and I ended up putting most of the figures in plastic bins which I transported in my car. I used shredded paper from work to fill up the drawers of figures. It did a great job protecting the figures, but a bit messy removing it afterwards. Here's the balance of the figures safely stored in the bins.
Still not sure when I will be able to set up a painting area as my wife doesn't want me spilling paint and stuff on the floors. Anyway, it's great not having to live out of a duffle bag as we did for the last month. Oh, and I'm hosting an inaugural gaming session here next month - a play test for my Black Powder game which I'm scheduled to host in May at Enfilade! Until the next post, best wishes to all and I'll be stopping by your blogs again too!

49 comments:

  1. Enjoy your new home Dean. The wall looks cool!

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    1. Thank you very much, Ray! Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks,Jonathan! I'm in Steilacoom now. Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Michal! Hope to have a gaming session there in a few weeks. Just folding table stuff - gotta clean up afterwards. :) Warm regards, Dean

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  4. Congratulations on your new home! 8)

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! Warmest regards, Dean

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  5. Very nice display wall!! Smells fresh wall paint and varnished floors :) My Best wishes for your new home
    and for a joyfull paintstation setup!!

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    1. Thank you so much! My wife gave me the okay to "set up shop" on the kitchen table; once we acquire one that is. :) We got rid of many of our stuff prior to the move - the small dining table being one of them. Kindest regards, Dean

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  6. Good luck with your new home Dean. Nice display 👍🏻

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    1. Thanks, Mike! Still settling in, but I had to set my priorities! ) Best, Dean

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  7. It is good to see you posting again. Maybe you need to get a hobby shed for your painting. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the upcoming playtest.

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    1. We were thinking of using the garage for a paint area - enough space, but too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. Also, I like to listen to the TV while painting, so the kitchen will have to do. I will certainly post pics of the game when it finally happens. Best regards, Dean

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  8. Awesome! A new place feels like Christmas morning... well at least for a little while. Dude I have hard wood floors, so I bought some small throw rugs, and then one of those plastic mats made for roller chairs at an office desk. Laid that done and it works perfect for, not only protecting floor from sliding chair, but easy clean up for paint spills.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. PS

      to be clear, I laid plastic on top of throw rugs because they have spikes in them to keep from sliding on an office rug.

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    2. Thanks, Kevin. Yes, we're sure to put something under the floor where I sling paint around. Funny you mention Christmas. We hadn't gotten a tree in last few years at the old place (just not enough space in the living room), but I already plan to get one this year. Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Good to see that your figures made the journey unscathed. Look forward to the BP post.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Norm. Yes, I'm glad I took the time to carefully pack the figures before things got hot and heavy. Selling and buying a home is twice the fun! :) Best regards, Dean

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  10. Excellent room, Dean, congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Sergiuss. Big enough to host games there too! Best regards, Dean

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  11. What a wonderful display you have there Dean. It looks like it was worth the wait. Larger room for wargaming is a huge plus too - enjoy having fun in all that extra space!
    Best wishes, Jason

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    1. Thanks, Jason. Yes, the living room is like a barn and having hardwood floors makes cleaning up easier than carpets. Kind regards, Dean

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  12. All the best Dean with the new house! The living room looks great.

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    1. Thanks, Mike! Once I recline on the couch and watch TV, it's just like the old place! :) Warmest regards, Dean

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  13. Congratulations on your successful move. Havong just moved house myself I know what a hassle it can be at times.

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    1. Thank you very much for the sentiments! Yes, you can only truly appreciate "joys" of moving - especially after living at one place for a decade and a half. Kindest regards, Dean

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  14. Nice wall:) my congrats placing in the new home!
    Shredded paper is a good lifehack :) will take into account.

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    1. Thanks, Dmitry! The shredded paper worked great for completely protecting the figures - particularly the multi-figure bases. When I unpacked them, I held the figures over a big box to catch the paper. Warm regards, Dean

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  15. Congratulations for your new house Dean.
    Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you very much, Javier! Kindest regards, Dean

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  16. Congratulations on the move and well done on not getting any breakages,good luck with the BP game!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I was mainly worried about the bayonets of the Perry/Victrix Napoleonics. All seemed to have made it without a scratch. Warmest regards, Dean

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  17. Congratulations on the successful move. Our last one was 30+ years ago, and only about 3 miles, but it was enough to dissuade me from similar folly for years to come! The wall looks great; it was only last year that my wife allowed even my book collection into the living room, LOL!

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    1. Thank you very much, Peter. Oh, speaking of books - they're still in boxes. We left our book cases at the old place - it matched the area it was located in. I'm thinking of getting one of those stands normally used for flyers and magazines and put it against the wall in the garage. Kind regards, Dean

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  18. Lovely display! So glad to read there were no casualties in the move!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Tim! Yes, it was a nice ending to a rather hectic month; seeing that "no toys were harmed during this move." :) Warmest regards, Dean

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  19. Nice to hear and see Dean, good for you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Fran! Warmest regards, Dean

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  20. Looks great, Dean! All the best for you and family in the new digs!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Aaron. We're slowly getting settled in. Kindest regards, Dean

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  21. I love seeing draws of painted figures - so I'm glad they all survived.
    A wall of your stuff in the living room - that is sorcery.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and kind words, Mike! Warmest regards, Dean

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  22. Great to see you back Dean and that wall looks awesome!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you very much, Christopher! Kind regards, Dean

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  23. Congrats Dean, looks so nice!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! I still haven't picked up a brush yet though. Kind of not feeling completely settled in yet, I guess. Kindest regards, Dean

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  24. Fantastic looking display and what a great way to store those armies :)

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    1. Thank you very much! I just need to get motivated to start painting again. Still doing last minute stuff to set up the new place. Kindest regards, Dean

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