One of the locations I went to today has been around since 1980. I imagine they saw many of the classic arcades from back in the day went through this place. It reminds me of Skate Land, the roller skate place I grew up with back in the 80’s.
Removing an out of order sign or tape covering a damaged part is very satisfying. Especially with a place that has history like this.
Since the roof work a few months ago, we’ve noticed water leaking over and past the gutters. After checking things out, I know why. They put the shingles OVER most of the gutter covers. There were a couple hundred nails still bouncing around in the gutters, too. 206, to be exact.
No wonder I’ve had my tires patched three times in a month’s time.
Took the truck in today to get a nail patched. Good thing too, they discovered a SECOND nail in the tire when patching it! It’s only been a month since discovering the last nail in my right front tire. Looks like more nails were left over from the roof replacement than originally thought.
Much of last week was spent on paperwork, admin and tech support.
Today I got back to doing some game work. We picked this one up a couple weeks ago and hope to get this ready to deploy soon. Today the lock was changed and the coin door light was swapped out. The original coin insert was trashed, but one of the old ones from the Super Pac-Man was decent.
The timetable on signing the lease has been moved up a month, so we’re trying to get things in order. Before long, we will be tied up with buildout for the next few months.
I’ve been shutting down some old comic sites and have redirected them to ThinkWeasel.com. We hope to revisit the comics, after we get the Pub up and running smoothly. While it never made any money, we both enjoyed doing them.
The service and support from our last host has been getting worse for a while, so now was time to shop around. Things are looking good so far and we hope it continues to go well. After all, there will be many site updates in anticipation of launching the Pub.
This is the first year we haven’t attended DragonCon in any way for a long time. The first one I went to was 1994 and pretty much went every year since 1998. That generally puts the number of times I’ve been in the 20-25 range. Some years were great, some sucked and there was lot of everything in between.
I don’t regret skipping it. Neither one of us had any energy or desire to deal with the crowds and its money we didn’t need to spend. For now, it feels to me more of the past than the future. Maybe this will change, but I’m happy leave that question be until 2019.