Kate

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About Kate

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  • Birthday 10/21/61

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    Virginia

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  1. I just checked and found that Virginia's extension ends Oct 1, 2017 but is expected to be granted again until Oct 1, 2018 when our new licenses will be issued. I think I will bring my passport just in case. I am flying out of DC which is already a pain, no reason to add an extra layer of headache.
  2. Join: yes (another first timer) Location: Virginia International: if needed Start box: no
  3. Hi, I am Kate, Kathy, Katherine or any other variation. I have been playing D&D since I started college in 1980 and have played all versions until the 4th when we switched to Path Finder. I have been playing with the same core group the entire time although we only get together once a month or so now. I have played several other systems, but the one we play most often when not playing PF is Call of Cthulhu. Apparently insanity suits us. I first painted minis off and on during the 80's and early 90's - mostly Ral Partha I think. There was a long break until Paizo sent out a notice of licenced minis on this thing called Kickstarter and so began an uncontrollable addiction. Now I have 20 miniatures that have filled my hobby room, and with Bones III, have escaped to other shelves throughout the house. I have all of the Reaper Paints except for some of the special editions, but am trying to overcome my need to have all of the things (also the reason Bones III weighed 45 pounds.) I joined the forums in 2013, but mainly lurk. I am the very definition of shy introvert but am trying to overcome that. My husband and I went to ReaperCon for the first time last year and are planning to come again this year. Soon I will start work on my entries. Normally I would have painted the biggest, baddest mini soon after receiving Bones III, but I am planning to join the 5 heads in seven days challenge this time. I missed the others because I like to start with the biggest and work my way down to the tedious little ones. We have a couple dozen chickens, and until Feb, 4 dogs. Angel Moose is now my forum icon. We still have her brother and two Golden Retrievers. I enjoy traveling, training dogs, and reading when not painting.Every summer we have a big bbq for friends and families known as Flamefest. It gained this moniker due to an incident where I set the gas grill on fire, a big fire. Even with the tank removed, it would not go out. We burned the shapes of grates into the lawn, ruined a blanket (soaked, burned), and discovered how fast an aluminum pan transfers the heat from flaming ribs to one's hand. Gas grill left that day and now we only use the smoker and charcoal grills. To pay for my hobbies, I started out as the sys admin for a traffic management system. In the last few years I have been volunteered into a project management role, currently in the last year of upgrading equipment and communications to 1400 traffic signals. Next, implementing a new management system. I am counting the days to retirement so that I can stop wasting good painting time on work.
  4. I spent much of the weekend doing an inventory and fitting parts. Kudos to Reaper Katie for pulling my 93 item pick list perfectly. The only issue I had was that the single axe frost giant warriors from one of my sets was missing his left arm. Currently I am inclined to fill the hole with green stuff and give him a scar rather than ask for a replacement. It would make him unique anld fun to play - too bad the player's characters have such a strong resemblance to the ones who did it.
  5. I think they are still at lunch
  6. I usually host. My group is scattered across the area but I am the only one with dogs. Any event over 6 hours including travel time means the dogs come with me. Generally it is easier for everyone to come to my house. I also host an annual summer bbq, now known as Flamefest after an unfortunate incident with the gas grill 6 or 7 years ago. It left the premises that day and I only cook/smoke with charcoal now. Lost a king sized blanket that day too trying to put that sucker out.
  7. My package has arrived in the state - 4 hours away but still in the state and scheduled for delivery tomorrow!
  8. I have one of everything, but also a second Mythos expansion, Dagon, and a bunch of giants for a friend. UPS now says it will be delivered on Friday - my telework day so happy dance. I MIGHT be able to wait until Saturday when my friend comes over to open the box - or not.
  9. My shipping info says my box is 45.8 pounds. I think I need to do more clearing.
  10. My shipment received postage at 3:33 EDT, 15 minutes after I shut off my computer and started getting my stuff together to head home! I guess it is time to organize my painting room - or wait until it gets here. Clearly my destiny is House Procrastinus.
  11. I have pledged for all the Bones Kickstarters and have no will power so pretty much for all of the things. I have "20" plastic bins of various sizes to sort Bones 3 into, some (many) of which still have Bones 2 waiting to be painted. I will definitely pledge for Bones 4, have a strict budget, and will exceed it getting all of the things. Clearly, given the evidence, I can never have enough Bones!
  12. Last move was May of 2007 so that the dog could have a yard Next move will be in 6 - 9 years depending on whether we think we can make it to full retirement at work. Minimum retirement age is a bear some days. Then off to somewhere tropical with cheap insurance - likely Costa Rica. Luckily a quick flight to Florida to pick up my Bones X
  13. I wouldn't have one or ride in one. I am a technical adviser on a connected vehicle project and have spent the last four years fighting to insure that the devices that send information to the vehicles have some sort of security before they are connected to my traffic signals. The traffic industry is just now beginning to think about security and only reluctantly. Beyond security, the infrastructure has to be in good condition. The current driverless vehicles require good roadway markings to help stay in the lanes. We have had to restripe the roads for google to test their vehicles. After the last week of pot hole filling, I can say that I would not trust any driverless vehicle to safely navigate any roads within a mile of my house as the markings have been randomly obliterated.
  14. First order placed - paint set, christmas rogue, and pack reindeer. Next is the wrapping dragon, then see if I can scrape together enough for another order or two.
  15. Everyone should enter the competition! This was my first year and I was terrified to enter. I finally decided that since I had just dragged them 1300 miles I may as well enter them. I got bronze in both categories I entered - shocked and happy. Now I am busy planning what to do for next year.