I managed to avoid most of the sales for Black Friday. I did get the fruit cakes and fudge out for friends and relatives last night and this morning. I also sent my traditional Christmas gift to the pastor, a set of Frankincense, Muir, and some gold (a tiny amount), all this time in a nice wooden chest via Amazon. I would get candle sets in the past, but this being 2020, where everything is in doubt, I went with the real stuff from Amazon!
I started a bit late at 9ish as I was tired and did not get to sleep until about 1ish last night. Susie slept in even later. I headed out as I had a few tasks to complete. I send cash to Susie’s nieces and nephews, off to the bank. I had to drive to the large branch as the Aloha branch is closed. I was provided with Grants and Franklins.
This evening, I ordered some nice cash cards and envelopes from Esty.com to send them in a week.
Returning to the morning events, I stopped by the game store, Rainy Day Games, as I need some Chaos Black spraypaint. I use it for priming figures in black. It is Black Friday, so they had some specials, and I had to wait outside until they could get the store people-count back to a safe level. They strictly manage the safety of the shop–masks in place. I picked up a gift that was 30% off, a figure I like (the headless horseman), and ordered the paint–they are out (yes, the irony of being out of black paint at a store that sells figures on Black Friday is not lost on me).
They know me at the store, so we chatted about figure painting a bit. I told them I had a Scooby-Doo set of figures painted. They looked up where to get the figures, HassleFreeMiniatures in the UK, right then and looked at them. We all want this Convid-19 thing over with so we can get back to serious game playing!
I picked up a few supplies at the pharmacy and returned home. Corwin has a late Thanksgiving today with a small group of friends and was making potatoes, cheese sauce, and ham. I printed him out a recipe this morning.
I put on Love Actually from our DVD copy. This is one of Susie’s favs for a holiday. I believe it is one of the best put together movie I know, and the music and weaving of multiple storylines into a continuous narrative just works.
I made the same cheese, ham, and potato dinner as Corwin made as a side dish. I put on the old classic Casablanca for this. Another sort of Christmas story that weaves multiple stories into one fun rump. Such lines as “I am only a poor corrupt official” and “the usual suspects” I just enjoy.
We then watched the news while eating, on PBS. I also got two load of laundry in the basket and on hangers. Folding and put-away is likely tomorrow.
I washed a group of orcs from another dudes-on-board game, Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea, to begin the painting process. The board game, I purchased at about 40% off a year ago, comes with seven races that are represented by 20+ figures in the Dungeons and Dragons scale (28mm or 1/54). I have two races painted: Humans and Undead.
The orc figures are next placed standing up on a cardboard piece and are now being painting the color Chaos Black. When the black covers the figures, about three coats, I paint them with a mist of white primer from above to create a shadow. Next, I will then paint them with washed-out paints to retain some of the undercoating shadows from the Chaos Black primer. This usually means a quick paint job as there is no repainting. Museum-quality is done in multiple coats with different lighting for each coat and takes time. I just want nice looking.
For Black Friday I started painting undercoat of black!
Today more than thirteen-hundred sixty people died in USA from Covid-19.
This is one of my fav songs and this is my fav version: Mary Did You Know.