Friday, January 22, 2016
Lots of Snow = Lots of Painting?
Anyway, this "storm of the century" is expected to dump >24 inches (that's 61 centimeters for you metric types and 22 stacked 28mm figs for us miniature painting types). You may sense a bit of irreverence in my tone as we tend to get overly excited about weather related events in the capital region - perhaps it's due to our overgrown sense of importance. Blizzards can be troublesome for other people, but when it happens to us is a DISASTER! I've coined a term for our condition "disaster-bating".
Anyway, this one actually looks like it might happen and 24 +/- inches of snow isn't really anything to take lightly plus the forecasted gale force winds (40-50mph) means zero visibility and lots of drifting snow. Even better is the expectation of thunderstorms with the front which creates a very rare occurrence of "thunder-snow". All-in-all it should be a interesting show.
Preparations are underway here in the Lair, with the generators being checked, and stockpiles of food laid in. I also went out and cut some wood so our wood pile is well stocked in case the genny goes down. More importantly, a case of red wine will be added to the collection to ensure our spirits are properly buoyed as we persevere thought the dark days ahead. It is a well known scientific-like fact that red wine is really the only known cure for Blizzards. Hot chocolate only treats the immediate symptoms, but red wine cures the soul.
Every challenging situation does create it's own opportunities and Winter Storm Jonas is no exception. We'll likely be house bound for 2-3 days which means ample time for painting for the Challenge. I do need to get into the workshop to cut some lumber for a few planned entries. That's right, I need some lumber cut on the band saw to complete a few 28mm scale models. What could it be? You'll have to wait for the thaw to find out but it's big, really big.