I had hoped for some wrenching time last night, but Mrs. Ha's brother and sister-in-law came over with pressies for the girls. Pressies and cupcakes, I think they each had four.
A running bike would have been real handy yesterday, as the Windstar was back in the shop, for the aforementioned fuse problem. The mechanics are suspecting a brake pressure switch, we should know in a few days. All told, only $154, which is a welcome price compared to Volvo Hell.
We watched Broken Flowers a few nights ago, it didn't do a lot for me, and though it had a few humorous moments, I didn't find it very LOLLERIFIC. The kids have been watching The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, which doesn't do much for me either, it seems a stereotypical kids movie. I recall watching something Pippi related as a kid, where she had red striped stockings, I suppose it was probably the dubbed west German film.
Sunday I hunted around one of the boxes containing my old wargames, and sorted a bunch of counters. It was an interesting trip to my old self, and as a bonus I found I had two copies of Napoleon at Waterloo, a game SPI handed out free to entice newcomers to the wargaming hobby. I'm finding that I really enjoy it, it's quick with enough variety to be interesting. And it's free! ( I also completed Tank! and Wolfpack and Artifact).
I think I'm going to make a copy for work, and back the counters with magnets so I can play on a file cabinet.
I have decided I do not like Tekno/rave music. If I'm stuck with thousands of sweaty people on massively illegal hallucinogens, I prefer a melody and harmony.
This weekend should be fun, my parents are taking the girls camping, and the Par Ave Fest is happening. I'm not sure what we'll be doing, maybe going for long walks, though I would like to brew a batch of beer, and do some wrenching.
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