I got some ambition up and managed to fix some of the lights in my work area. I have an 8 footer to replace the bulbs in. (I can’t quite do it by myself.) I also have one more ballast to replace in another light.
2016 was a bit rough. I lost my part of my 2015 spreadsheets when my computer died. Here we go though.
I can just do tables. Why didn’t I do that before? Oh, I downloaded Libreoffice.
I’m going to do better in 2017. I’m going to work on finishing my projects and save money. Create better systems than I have currently.
Bought 60 PFE in December for the Roth IRA.
Bought 33 GDL for Tradeking.
I was pleasantly surprised that the Vanguard Roth IRA automatically enrolled me in a DRIP. I didn’t make enough this time around to get an additional stock though.
9 PFE bought at Tradeking.
43 PFE bought at Vanguard.
And my Internet now works well. Just after I called to get broadband installed in my house.
My bunker year as I call it is going well. I have bought significantly less stuff this year and even finished painting my Astra Militarium army. I screwed up a few times. (Four new novels, Captain America Expansion for Legendary. Atomic Robo comics.)
But curiosity has gotten the better of me. I decided to try Pathfinder. I have not bought any of the books or the beginner’s set. I merely sat down to play at the local Pathfinder Society.
I have missed playing RPG’s. it was nice.
Also a friend of mine wants to try WarMachine. He has a daughter now so 40K is a bit out of his reach.
Problem is, I can’t buy any new games yet. It has not been a year yet. There is no rush for these but my curiosity burns for new worlds and to try new things.
So I am going to have to re-think how I approach my goals.
I went to Gencon this year. I didn’t do too much play testing because I already have a stack of projects and games. I bought some Ciaphas Cain novels though. Legendary Civil War doesn’t seem all that interesting though.
Rumors of a Legendary: Buffy game sounds good though.
I opened a Vanguard Roth IRA back in June. I put 2,120 dollars in it and bought 50 odd shares of Phizer.
So I had the idea a few years ago to grow crystals on my 40k models. I wanted my Space Marines to have a frosted look to their armor. My first attempt used sugar and water. This worked well, until the humidity in the basement spiked which rehydrated the sugar. It turned into a syrupy mess as can be seen on the Vindicator. I asked around for a suitable replacement chemical. I was told Alum (Potassium Aluminum Sulfate) creates highly stable crystals.
One pound of Alum
(Not pictured) A metal stir stick.
Spoon for scooping.
Box to contain mess.
Heat water to boiling.
Supersaturate mixture. (Put Alum in until the water can’t absorb anymore. You’ll know it is saturated when crystals sit on the bottom of the can.
Use spray nozzle to apply mix.
Let it sit for a few days.
I like the results. I will have to try dipping the models to see if that spreads it evenly.
I have had this blog for 2 years now. Time sure does fly. Also I realized I am a very unproductive person.
Sorry for the radio silence. I ended up having the urge to play Fallout New Vegas and kinda got sucked in completely. But I finished that and the DLC’s for it so I can get back to other projects.
At least I could if mowing season hadn’t started yet.
And I need to save money for a renovation.
Also the septic system backed up into the basement.
So I am back in the holding pattern of saving up money and working three jobs.