Cleaning didn’t go as expected, and Alison’s stay has been extended somewhat.
First, only two people showed up for the Sunday Cleaning Horde discussed in my last post. I was disappointed, and we didn’t get all that much done.
Beth and Jason came down this last Friday, and while much appreciated, their aid barely dented the remaining problem. I have a lot more bagged trash to take to the dump, though.
So I’m continuing cleaning efforts on my own, hopefully I can get things livable for Alison soon, though the steady onrush of the end of the semester is daunting me at the moment. Anyone who wants to come and help at any time would be welcome. To be clear, mostly what I need is for things to be wiped down and/or scrubbed. Not so much (well, comparitively) to be thrown away at this time.
In an effort to relieve the stress, I finally finished Neverwinter Nights 2 with my first character, Teria Waynn, who was a Sorceror(6)/Eldritch Knight(10)/Dragon Disciple. I lost Neeshka (apparently you need a tremendous amount of influence to break Garius’s binding, and I only had quite a bit) in the Garius fight, which saddened me. She was among my favorite companions (along with Shandra, who died earlier) Killing Qara and Bishop was satisfying. If I could have killed that prick Bishop earlier, I would have, and what Qara needed most was a good spanking and a long stay in an anti-magic field.
Also, I have started playing OGame (www.ogame.org) again, which is stupid of me, since I’ll just get my fleets eradicated and whatnot. Eh. It was reasonably amusing the first time, thought I might try it again, if only to get ideas for my own web-interactive empire-building game concept. Anyway, I’m playing in Universe 29 and have joined an Alliance called Hell’s Angels, if anyone’s inclined to come play along.