Thursday, November 13, 2008

Entry for November 13, 2008

In Memory of

Normally I talk about gaming, etc, here. Today, my wife and I had to put one of our cats, Sarah, to sleep today. We had her for 13 years, and she was 2 years old when we got her from the Animal Shelter. She was a great cat, watched the house very well and let us know if she saw something in the backyard, growled whenever someone knocked at the door or rang the doorbell. I called her "Chow Hound" as she always appeared when a can was opened, making a sandwhich, etc. to see if it was something she wanted a taste of, even if it turned out I was making a peanut butter & jelly sandwich.

She was a "daddies girl" and loved to see what I was up to. She hated it when I went out into the garage to paint and was always trying to get out there. So many memories, it's hard to write about them all. But old age caught up to her at last, and she was having kitty Alzheimer at the end, with behavior problems making her quality of life so bad that we had to do what we had to do.... This is the part of pet ownership they don't always tell you about.

She will be missed and I'll look for her everytime I use the can opener or make a ham sandwich...when the doorbell rings....or use a flashlight (she loved to chase the light)


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Entry for November 08, 2008

It's been WAY TOO LONG so here is a progress report...

The 2nd platoon of m13/41's are finished. 4 of the 5 are flat finished and need a foam tray home. The 5th, with a commander in the hatch needs it's black & brown washes, then it's flat finish and it's done. The 15mm British transport mules & handlers are almost finished. I applied the Liqutex & fine sand to the bases today and then it just needs to be painted, flat finished and they are done!

Next in line for 15mm figures are my German allies with their PAK 38 ATG's, to help buff up my Italians. In the 28mm range, more British soldiers await me, primed and ready to go. Ansar with swords (approx 28) are based and black primed. My 30 Ansar with spears are still in their bag. My 15mm Egyptians also await...