|Gamesroom cabinets - as seen through the window from the kitchen.|
So much has happened in our house since I last wrote about our unpacking/decorating/settling in the middle of the month.
The lounge is complete (but has become a store room for boxes of books at the moment) and the office is coming together (but I was presented this week with another half-dozen hefty boxes of my comics that had been in storage at my in-laws).
We've got my desk set-up and the new sofa bed installed, but I've been so busy doing my part of the unpacking (ie trying to find places to put all my stuff) that I still feel as though I'm not giving HeroPress the attention it deserves.
I haven't read any comics in weeks, and I'm only 42 pages into the 168-page PDF of the complimentary Alien RPG I got for pre-ordering the full game.
Slightly annoyingly (although I totally get why they did it), the file has a heavy dark background, loads of art, and is a locked file anyway - so it's not easy (or affordable) to get it privately printed.
I'm not a fan of reading big PDFs, as my attention wanders too easily, but, thankfully, while art heavy, the text is comparatively light and flows well.
But I digress...
While my father-in-law has been doing an incredible amount of work for us on the house, my personal crowning achievement has been filling the shelves, and stocking the glass cabinets, in the games room.
When it comes to the action figures that I'd decided to keep (I had way too many, most still in their original packaging, that I'd purchased over the years imagining my "forever home" would a palace or The Playboy Mansion), I've made the decision that they are coming out of their packaging.
Not only are these figures that I'd never think about selling, but they are ones that I admire because of who or what they depict, not the plastic and cardboard they were encased in.
However, the room isn't finished.
The wargames table (which Rachel's father designed and built for me) still needs to be waxed, and the drawers underneath need a decent sorting.
Meanwhile, I'm still on the hunt for at least one packing box with some errant Blu-Rays and books that I know I'm missing - because there are spaces for them in the Ikea units.
And I know there's probably at least one more box of gaming books in storage at Rachel's parents (along with the posters I'm planning to frame up and put on the room's one blank wall).
But I'd say we're 90 per cent of the way there. I'm sure there'll be a few minor backslides along the way, as I realise I'm going to need to get rid of a load of books, but I have ideas about how to get something out of these - without resorting to eBay.
|Glass cabinets - seen from within the gamesroom|
|Next to the cabinets are these floating shelves, for my larger treasures.|
|Over the double doors - a shelf of Pop! Vinyls |
(only ones I couldn't bear to remove from their boxes were my three Mortal Engines figures)