Thursday, 25 May 2017

Meeple Merson's Day Off

It's not very often that I get a day off in the middle of the week.. But then again, it's not every day that your boiler decides that hot water is an optional extra that you can do without.

The boiler has been a touch on the temperamental side for years now, but just lately it has really excelled itself; and this week there hasn't been a single day where it's done what it's supposed to do, and produced a tank of hot water.

Not a major problem in the current heatwave, but recalling some of the "fun" (and icy baths) I had last winter during a cold snap; it's probably better to sort this sooner rather than later. So I booked myself some emergency leave, and here I am. Sat in the house on what is a lovely sunny day, waiting for an engineer to turn up. Not an ideal way to spend a days holiday by any stretch of the imagination.

This is however where my (infuriating in the opinion of some people) optimism kicks in.

Whilst I'd sooner be out and about, that's not an option; so what can I do? Well, I have plenty of projects on the go, so I could spend some time on those. I have the internet, so I could learn something new. I have more than five bookshelves full of board games, three of DVD's, and two of video games; so I'm really not short of stuff to do.

Most importantly I have a day off I wasn't expecting, and when the universe gives you something like that; you should make the best of it!


  1. Hope you zeroed in on what to do in the end. :)

    1. I did indeed. :0).

      I decided to do some work on the SCRAWL stuff that I've been working on. I've re-mapped all of the abilities for my alternate classes, and now I'm just producing a wide array of specialist items before kitting them out and posting them up.. Which may still be some time.

      Still, it's progress! :0). Races aren't coming as easily however; as whilst choosing what I wanted to include was easy, balancing them all against one another isn't.