I have some good news to relate (for anyone who is interested)! Yesterday saw a very momentous event with joyous implications for the Principality of Molatero. I got my attic ‘man cave’ back!
For at least a year and a half all work on my Molatelo projects have ground to an unceremonious halt due to my ‘hobby room’ (aka attic man-cave) being relegated to being the house's junk store. I couldn’t even see my work desk for the random pile of oddments that had been precariously balanced on it. Hence my concentration on smaller kit projects that I could undertake on my lap-top modelling tray (see ‘Kitnoob’).
But yesterday - getting back to the point - saw the lifting of this embargo and my attic space was finally cleared of accumulated detritus due to some house-wide decorating and carpet fitting (which as a by-product resulted in us having to tackle the enormous mountain of crap we had been storing for no good reason other than ‘it might come in handy one day’, but didn’t)!
The result is I now have this….
|Beaty's 'man-cave' 2015 (minus new carpet which has now been fitted).|
In effect my attic has not been this junk free since I first sorted it out in April 17th 2013. I know because I took a picture back then too…
|Beaty's 'man-cave' 2013!|
If anything I seem to be even more junk free and tidy than I was back in 2013, which is a good thing. Plus the missus has promised that - now we have a posh carpet in - we can buy some proper storage furniture to replace the hotchpotch of plastic boxes that I was hiding crap in!
So there we go. I’m not exactly ready to start up production on my Molatero projects again - most are still packed away - but this is a promising move in the right direction. I still reckon it will take me a couple of weeks to get things in place and then I can try and remember what I was doing.
To be honest I may just have to start from the beginning by simply painting some plastic soldiers - rather than the more complicated scratch projects I had on the go - just to get back into the swing of things.
Still, upwards and onwards! :)