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Soeaking of work...

 

We produce and ship air filters for use in homes and commercial properties (including at least one hospital's public spaces).  Have gotten the machinery and materials necessary to produce surgical masks recently as well. That will ramp up in the next few weeks as the equipment is set up and people are hired/trained.  We are all considered essential employees, so no time off for the foreseeable future (we did get off two hours early for Easter).  The 5k new customers at the start of the month really didn't help with any rest a couple of weeks ago, it took almost a week to get fully caught up with all the semi-standard sized cuts that we actually keep in stock rather than making on a one off "Just in Time" basis.  (Thankfully we keep several months worth of supply of filters on hand rather than having to wait for deliveries to produce bespoke items).

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Playing a game of Rangers of Shadowdeep.

 

Such a quiet little hamlet, what could possibly be wrong?

 

The Auld Grump - we just downloaded the free rules supplement to bring it up to date.

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7 hours ago, haldir said:

Welcome to the Apocalypse, where everyone is now a baker......

 

We are slowing getting in flour of all kinds at work. Slowly is the key word here. We've even got some oddball brands. I'm assuming our warehouse is probably just getting whoever can help fill shelves.

 

7 hours ago, lowlylowlycook said:

 

I thought I'd give learning to make injera another go but, yeah, even teff flour seems a bit pricy and hard to find.  If I find some locally then I'll know this is the end times.

 

4 hours ago, Keianna said:

 

Went looking for teff flour today. Was warned that it was expensive, but yeesh $7.89 for 1.5 lb. 

 

 

Thing is, I was looking for the rye flour before this all happened and I couldn't find it except online at $8/lb. And I wasn't gonna spend $8/lb when I'm gonna need a couple pounds to figure out if I can make the type of bread I want to make. But then during the pandemic it shows up on a local store shelf for $3.50/lb.

 

And yea, the regular white flour that was on the shelf was in a bag I'd never seen before. The brand name on the bag of white flour I bought was General Mills, and it had a very small Gold Medal logo in a corner. Probably whats happening is they're getting their supply right now from the commercial side that supplies restaurants since they would have a stockpile on that side that isn't moving right now. There was an article about that when it came to TP, and how they can't just switch up production from commercial to retail products because of the differences in standard quality, but the issue doesn't really apply when it comes to flour because it's gonna be the same product either way.

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57 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Playing a game of Rangers of Shadowdeep.

 

Such a quiet little hamlet, what could possibly be wrong?

 

The Auld Grump - we just downloaded the free rules supplement to bring it up to date.

So. Many. ZOMBIES!

 

I... honestly don't know if I prefer playing RoSD or Frostgrave.

 

But, hey! Neither of our rangers died!

 

*EDIT* Megan's fun birthday present finally made it to the DHL service, but is not yet in the hands of USPS.

 

The Auld Grump

 

 

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Started on some river pieces for our table - and ran across this.

 

A technique for when toilet paper comes back into steady supply.

 

The Auld Grump

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40 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Started on some river pieces for our table - and ran across this.

 

A technique for when toilet paper comes back into steady supply.

 

The Auld Grump

Is Froggy the great having a water frocident which resulted in a worldwide shortage of toilet paper? 

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1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

So. Many. ZOMBIES!

 

I... honestly don't know if I prefer playing RoSD or Frostgrave.

 

But, hey! Neither of our rangers died!

 

*EDIT* Megan's fun birthday present finally made it to the DHL service, but is not yet in the hands of USPS.

 

The Auld Grump

 

 

 

My kids like both but ROSD a bit better because it's cooperative. Neither one of them enjoys the head to head aspect of Frostgrave as much. Now would have been the perfect time for us to be doing both but they've been busy with video games more.

 

46 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Started on some river pieces for our table - and ran across this.

 

A technique for when toilet paper comes back into steady supply.

 

The Auld Grump

 

I've seen that video before and it's pretty impressive. Search up DM Scotty if you haven't already heard of him and you'll get a ton of ideas for using toilet paper. I made a bunch of rivers a few years ago using his method of using tp for the banks. If I make any more I think I'll switch to my homemade sculptamold (plaster and paper). It's a little easier to use for things like that.

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5 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Unless you are very young - then the giant cardboard box the fridge came in is the bestest fun, ever!

 

The Auld Grump

Here - Have some early Pixar. ::):

 

The Auld Grump - gods above and below, Pixar has come a long way since 1988.

And yet, they were still years ahead of everyone else in 1988. 
 

It was a very productive day. Got the kitchen cleaned, got a really good start on organizing Sephy’s room, and I got the last of my bones 4 minis glued together. I am still only missing pieces for two minis, so I made out really good. 
 

I even glued together my chibi dragons, which I saw Sephy eyeing greedily.

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In the "wait-a-minute, did-they-just.." category of news, I have...something I never thought I'd ever see/say.  But first, three pieces of background. 

  • First: I roll dice like broccoli.  I'm the guy that when you say "don't roll a 1," manages to roll a 1...on dice loaded for 6s (true story).  I'm the guy that when the DM reviews characters, gets a free score or two because I've rolled nothing over 13, and have at least two 9s. 
  • Second: Even though I don't own any, Artisan Dice makes some very intriguing dice that I would love to own (even if I never used any).  I still like to look at the pretty things.  I've mentioned one of their "odder" dice before.
  • Third: Thanks to Mythbusters, I know that yes, it is possible to polish a turd.

 

So where am I going with this?

 

Artisan Dice has now made dice out of moose poo (in resin, they are apparently not crazy enough to use the raw, untreated materials).  True story.  I almost want a set so I can legitimately complain about my "broccoli" dice.

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54 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Started on some river pieces for our table - and ran across this.

 

A technique for when toilet paper comes back into steady supply.

 

The Auld Grump

Any sort of tissue paper will work for this technique.

Toilet paper is just usually more available to most people.

You can also achieve similar effects with paper towel or newsprint.

Your cheapest source of newsprint is the semi-weekly delivery of advertising material into your mailbox.

GEM

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1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Started on some river pieces for our table - and ran across this.

 

A technique for when toilet paper comes back into steady supply.

 

The Auld Grump

Wow, that's... Wow. 

 

Also gives me a use for what is now the backup toilet paper, since we managed to get some of our usual brand (turns out that value brand stuff, while it was the only thing at that the time on the shelf, is... Yeah, terrible). 

 

...Once the pandemic is lower in severity, naturally.  But that's a rather interesting thing to see, to say the least, and definitely doesn't help my whole desire to build a shelf layout in the bedroom (well, it doesn't help the "which scale??!" question I'm so stuck on) 

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7 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

>pokes nose into thread, looks around, lopes through and exits on the other side <

 

7 hours ago, Crowley said:

Okay, work done, dogs walked, yoga yoga'd, dinner had, dishes washed... time to... do... something... 

 

:huh:

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11 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Car Guru's notified me this morning that the 2017 Nissan Frontier I had saved is no longer available.

Thank you CG, it's sitting in our carport and the keys are on a new magnetic hook on the side of the fridge.

GEM

 

No chance of them providing you with a smaller car, giving some money back and delivering that to your house accompanied with apologies, a basket of flowers, bacon and chocolate?

Then let them park that next to the Frontier and thank them?

 

8 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

>pokes nose into thread, looks around, lopes through and exits on the other side <

 

Cut it out CW! We can see you!

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