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My Somewhat Busy Day

We haven’t been able to drive because of car issues. This has been going on for over a week, and I have been depressed because I feel trapped in the house. I also haven’t been able to go Ingressing, which I find really fun.

I did get to Ingress a little today, because we had to take Alex up to Chicago to get him on the train. I think I’ll miss him more than I think I will, if that makes any sense. Next time he comes up, though, we don’t have to jump through the hoops of him being an Unaccompanied Minor, because that cuts off at 16. Which, eek, he’s going to be 16!!

I did get him to agree to play Pathfinder with us on Saturdays. As well he should… his dice were on FIRE Tuesday night! (Not literally, though.) He rolled 3 natural 20s in a row! We play on http://roll20.net, which works out well with everyone scattered like they are; we have two additional players, Cohesion and Demoman_Chaos, who don’t even live in the state, so Roll20 works beautifully. Everyone can see the map, it’s got built-in virtual dice, and we can communicate with webcams and mics like on Skype.

We met my dad for lunch, which was nice, since I haven’t seen him in months. Ben was very well-behaved, and even my dad noticed and commented. After that, we decided to stop at the chocolate factory that Mar used to work at and get some of their very good chocolate. The scent of cocoa is so thick in the air there that I was having trouble breathing! Then we came home and did some work. Alex just called and he got back ok, and I’m calling him tomorrow to help him with his character sheet, since we leveled up and the sheet wasn’t filled out correctly to begin with. Which reminds me that I need to do Ben’s, now that I have a website that calculates stats automatically for me.

We also signed up for the Indianapolis Anomaly, which is an Ingress event coming up next weekend. I really hope we get to go, because it will be a lot of fun! Plus it’d be nice if the Resistance actually was close to the Enlightened’s score. 😛

So that’s my boring day. 🙂


Not a great day.

Today was not going to be a good day, given the weather. The temperature has dropped 40 degrees in two days, and my shoulders and hips are protesting. To add to this, the credit union we joined now claims that our debit cards are actually just ATM cards and can only access our savings account; we can’t use them at stores. This is basically telling us that we can’t access our money, which is not acceptable. Tomorrow we’re switching banks; neither of us could deal with it today.

We had further money issues because my PayPal card has a withdrawal limit of roughly half our rent amount, so we have to use the card to pay online, which has a $30 surcharge for the “convenience” of using a card.

Ben left his backpack either at school or on the bus, we’re not sure which. I made an appointment for him with the podiatrist, as he’s pigeon-toed and knock-kneed, but the only time they had was Wednesday, so I had to reschedule helping my best friend pack for their move.

It’s looking like a fairly busy week: tomorrow Ben has a dentist appointment, Wednesday is the previously-mentioned podiatrist, Thursday I help my best friend pack, Friday we have gaming night. Saturday we have a birthday party and then I help another friend pack and run a garage sale, which also takes care of my Sunday. So if I don’t post anything gaming-related, that’s why.

However, I am working on several characters for the one-shot Pathfinder group I joined on Roll20.net. I’ve gotten as far as names, races, and classes, and I’ll have Mar double-check what I’m doing with stats after Ben goes to bed. I also plan to play some more Fallout 3, of course.

That’s basically what’s going on with me lately. Oh, and I got a flash drive to put the Pathfinder pdf’s on. I’m really going for redundancy there; I’ve got it on the drive, on my computer, and on my Google Drive. Initially my plan was to get a tablet so I could check out the rulebook while I was on Roll20, but money is tighter than we thought it would be. I was going to use the Chromebook, but unless the update that just installed made it run faster than molasses, that’s not going to work. And I don’t think I can reasonably access it on my phone; even if it would load fast enough, the text would be too small, and enlarging it would result in me having to scroll both horizontally and vertically and make it more trouble than it’s worth. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear them, because I’m out of ideas.