Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Waiting Games

Hurricane Irene made it a busy weekend. Skater son William was across the country in San Francisco with his partner and coach for a competition, leaving Norman and me to deal with storm preparations as calmly as we could. Since we live along a river, and access to our town is limited to three roads, one of which can flood and the other two of which run through wooded areas where fallen trees might be expected to be a problem, we decided that discretion was the better part of valor, and headed up the hill to spend the night at my SO's house.

Ironically, my house was tight and dry throughout, and the storm winds pushed the water down the river and bay away from us, so all was well at home. We spent an uncomfortable night in the dark without power, though, bailing out the basement at our refuge.

Anticipating that we might have some slack time while awaiting developments, we had added the 6mm Hordes of the Things/DBA box to our evacuation package. As it turned out, we did have time (while watching the stew on the camping stove) on Sunday to play a few games of Hordes. Here an element of my 6mm Irregular elven archers hides in a convenient forest, awaiting the Orcish army.


  1. Hmm, that would have been pretty much simultaneous with our HoTT games in


  2. Good man. You kept the flag flying.