August 25th 2009 -
Much to my dismay, the property inspectors appear to have missed that a large section of the garage rafters and supporting beams are charred. There appears to have been a fire in the roof, probably some time ago, given that even some of the replacement beams look old and the tiles have been scrubbed. As the guys pointed out to me when we played Call of Cthulhu in the garage last Wednesday, one should always inspect the ceiling of each room, lest one be beset by green slimes, etc.
That aside, we’ve now played D&D and Magic in the garage. The pool table setup is nice; I’ve got a heater, the old fridge, and a little TV set up in there. It’s a den.
Also! I won the M10 magic draft on Friday with a midrange red/green deck and 5/2 record. David & Michelle brought highly delicious home made icecream. We got it all done well before midnight, possibly because the North Ryde location makes it easier to get there in a reasonable amount of time.
Then, on the weekend, Von and I went nuts furniture shopping. After a couple of weekends of looking, we found our new sofa and dining table, both excellent quality, and were highly entertained by the high-pressure salesman (who gave us a perfectly good deal). We also got a new assemble-it-yourself desk from Office Works, which is responsible for the big blister on my finger. Very handy, as Von and I like to sit next to each other and play PC games together (currently the Telltale Monkey Island, Episode 2).
I’m staying home from work tomorrow to await the sofa. The table, however, will take six to eight weeks, which is a pity because we can’t really invite people over for dinner until we have a dinner table.
Lots more unpacking, too, and we’re getting perilously close to the point where we can do a housewarming.