Trump will be in Rochester on Sunday, and Cruz will show up in Rochester at some point.
I just can't wait for the robocalls! It's fun to have a primary that matters.
Now all I need is lower taxes, a still good shed and we'd be just like New Hampshire.
Mrs. Ha's nanny job will be ending in about six weeks, and she's about done with nannying. She's been applying for other jobs, but nothing solid yet. We will be done with part time tuition payments by then, and the heating bill should be lower, so the income loss won't hurt as much.
My job is getting busier, but travel is a bit less, so far. I got a new cow-orker from overseas, I don't think he's enjoying an upstate New York winter, even though it's been a mild winter.
Despite the upcoming poverty, I decided to splurge with some of our tax refund and join the robot revolution. We bought a Roomba 880. I've wanted one for a while, since the cats trigger my allergies more than anyone elses, and I'm the one most likely to do the vacuuming. Had I known how fascinated nineteen_year_old would be on cleaning the floors with a Roomba, I would have bought one much earlier.
Race to the Rhine is an odd Euro/wargame that I was intrigued by, and would have bought at the friendly local gaming store, but they were all out. I kvetched on the interweb, and net.friend had a spare. I've been solitaring it here and there.
I like it, it's about as bizarre as I was hoping for. Supply is crucial, and most actions deal with supply. Combat is deterministic, if you have enough ammo and maybe POL, you win. It does take up a lot of table space, in addition to the map there are 2-4 decks, one hand for each player, one set of defeated German divisions for each player, and 3-4 corps cards for each player, to track POL. ammo and food. The only dice are used in the specifically solitaire version, which I haven't tried yet.
In the unplayed pile is TTR Volume 5 map, featuring Pennsylvania, and the UK. The
gaming store had it, and it was a birthday present to myself.
In cult movie news, I decided to watch Bakshi's Wizards one evening when Mrs. Ha was working late. The ambiance could have been better, as the girls were bickering over bandwidth (nineteen_year_old wanted to upload a video) and who would get up and power cycle the Wifi and DSL router. I liked it, though I didn't expect all the Nazi films.
After some reading on the internet, it does seem like Bode was a huge, unadmitted influence on Bakshi. I thought I some some things that Miyazaki picked up on, but I may have been trying too hard. Finally, there should be more Elinore cosplay. Stupid kids with their Poison Ivy.
It also made me want to pick up some Bode.
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