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Puzzle progress

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Still a ways to go.

We lost power last night in the middle of an unreasonably cold snap. -26 degrees and we had no power. And the windchill was (and still is) in the -50 range.

We were getting ready for dinner, I was just starting some green beans, the ham and potato casserole was almost done, and the TV was on. And then it wasn't. And then we were in the black. But thank goodness for cell phones and their flashlight capabilities and the 4G network that still worked so we could complain about the power outage on facebook. I got out all my big candles, and Jim found a battery operated LED lamp so we at least had some light. The casserole was removed from the oven and we ate standing in the kitchen. We sat on the couch and read our tablets. We had enough battery power in them to use them for a few hours without recharging. I eventually had to grab a blanket because the temp in the house started to dip, but only 3 degrees by the time the power went on an hour and a half later. We ha…

My Christmas presents are a work in progress

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I got an unassembled robot puppet for Christmas. I've wanted my own Tom Servo for years and I finally got one for Christmas. It's been the second gift on my wish list for years (#1 is sea monkeys, but I've about given up hope that I will ever get any)

I started the robot puppet assembly with Christian's help (mostly his tools) and his unwanted advice (LOL, Christian was actually right a couple, well, all of the times. AND HE WASN'T SMUG ABOUT IT AT ALL. Oh, wait, yes he was).

So far, I have carved off a plastic look on Tom's lower beack, drilled several holes in various components, and sanded the parts to be painted.

I'll post more pics as I continue working.


I also got a 5000 piece puzzle from my antagonistic son-in-law, the aforementioned Christian, who seeks my committment to a mental health facility. 








Again, I'll post progress pictures. Maybe. Unless it does me in.