April 2nd, 2012

Dead Dog Cat

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Interspersed with other activities yesterday, I got a chance to read through two ebooks.

First was Osprey Elite #77: British Colours & Standards 1747 - 1881 (1): Cavalry. As with other flag books, this has a point primarily for miniatures gamers who want to make realistic flags for their armies. It's mildly interesting historically, but otherwise I found the book boring.

Second was Osprey Men-at-Arms #43: Napoleon's German Allies (2): Nassau and Oldenburg. See, Napoleon was so powerful, at his height, that he could demand troops from many states in Europe to use in his conquests. Some, like the Poles, seemed happy with this. Others were less so. Again, this book was initially intended to help miniatures gamers who like the Napoleonic era to paint their figures accurately, so their units could look like individuals. Otherwise, this wasn't quite my cup of tea.

I have lots of these ebooks. Luckily, they are quick reads.
Dead Dog Cat

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After having a bit of brunch with my beloved, I wiped down the grill from the rain (I had taken all the parts under cover, and closed the hood, since precipitation was expected), I finished the construction. We don't want the rotisserie, so I bagged up the parts and stored them. The only section that didn't connect up adequately was related to the sear grill on the side. I'll test it, but I doubt that I'll use it all that often. It's now a matter of connecting up the propane, and giving it a go...

After a bit of a rest, I drove us to Dungeonmaster. This was the Evil episode for the season, and it was chaotic, and something of a mess. Still, one character is now a Shadow Guardian, and one is a Guardian of the Air, so there was something gained from it all. I have a feeling that the next show will be even wilder, though.

And so another work week begins. Since it's a new month, over the next two days, I will have to go see all of the nursing home patients. For now, though, it'll be just the first three places.