It's only been a month but it feels much longer. My dad died a few weeks ago. I've not really had to go through this kind of stuff yet. My grandfather died when I was a kid but that's about it, aside from distant relatives I didn't even know. This is ---smurfing--- awful. He was a tough son of a ---smurfette---. We were quite the opposite of close when I was growing up but over the last 3 years we started to click. He split from my mom and mellowed out some. He and I started hanging out occasionally, shooting the ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, having a few beers, worked on a few projects etc... I'm very happy to have had that but I ---smurfing--- hate it at the same time. 3 years wasn't enough but what can you do, ya know? He was that guy that could take care of anything, aside from electronics. Woodworking/carpentry, plumbing, auto mechanic, and gardening. If something broke he could fix it. And that ---saint's minions--- hands were made up of nothing but green thumbs, I swear.
I miss him.
Sorry for the heavy stuff on a gaming forum, I know I don't contribute all that much but this place is close to me and you guys are awesome. I just felt like saying something about him, I dunno. Call or visit your folks soon, if you can and tell them you love them or do something cool for them that's unexpected. Enough with the feels.
I got some work done on the little Galaga machine today. I still hate painting.
I kind of flubbed one of these a little, the paint smeared because I rushed removing the paper. But it should clean up, hopefully.
This is just the first coat, even though I paint like ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, I'm going to try and do it right. To the best of my lacking abilities.
I've got all of the horizontal panels, except for the speaker panel and the panel under the marquee glued in place. The speaker & bottom marquee panels, along with the left side will be held in place with those Chicago screws and dry dowels. I'm still building as I go some so the bezel still needs to be ironed out. I'll figure out something.