Its been one of those weeks, you know the sort you have nothing planned to interrupt your week then things just happen and really throws a curve ball at you. Things had been going rather too well for me this year so it was expected that some ill fortune was long overdue
Things started really well for the first two days with several units of Napoleon's finest getting treated to some paint all at the same time, progress was being made. I should not complain too much as I have 2 battalions to base.
|purposely a touch blurred due to not having appeared in the challenge yet|
The wife added to the frustration, by attempting to carry out sofa surgery and upgrading. She wanted to dye the sofa covers a new colour, not a problem I sorted out everything and sent her off to buy the correct amount of dye having calculated the safe load the machine could handle per packet of dye. While she was out I stripped all the covers off for her return and sorted the items into three wash loads. Later that afternoon Mrs Loki entered the paint room and muttered to me the machine was not working simply saying the drum was not turning. Ah ha I thought a broken belt, simple job I can replace that, so I opened the back of the washer to check belt intact. So then I decided to check the electrics they all appeared to be in order, it then occurred to me having spotted an unopened packet of dye, she had tried to take a short cut and had overloaded the washer and burnt the motor out!!
Thursday I decided to paint my French Hussars, it was only later in the day I realised this was going to be harder than I planned. I had sometime ago saved some sabretache designs to my computer hard drive, after all anything to make the job a little easier is welcomed. Then it dawned on me I no longer had the file, as they were on the PC that was wrecked. No matter I thought I can download them again only to discover the old links did not work bugger it now that means free handing them!!!! If any one has these saved help an old fool out please :)
Things improved again Saturday when I changed direction and did another 3 Nubian warbands. Today has been at a snails pace again due to pain but I have made a start on a small bunch of woodland Indians for a client.
So with all this bad Karma this week I am need of a bit of a pick me up and in case you are too; here are some uplifting images.
Well that's it for another week in the Great Hall, hope you all have a good one next week.