news for november

My husband is finally home from Fargo for good and he started a new job – a local job.  Yay for that!  I was so thankful to have him home for Christmas and we had a blast with our friends on New Year’s Eve.  Valentine’s Day was also very nice.  He sent me a dozen roses and a Diablo III t-shirt from ThinkGeek.

I am now a working woman!  I became a certified Zumba Instructor in November 2015 and I teach it 3 days a week at the local YMCA.  I also teach a toning class 2 days a week.  I get to work at the front desk a few days a week, as well.  It’s really nice because I’m able to get the boys on the bus in the morning and I’m home before they get out of school.  I can also take them with me on the days that they don’t have school, so I don’t have to worry about finding a baby sitter.  The other nice part about my job is that it has built in stress relief because even though I still get nervous about getting up in front of a bunch of women, I feel so good after class.

I haven’t been able to game much since Gen Con but now that my husband is home, I’m hoping to get back into it.  I am really looking forward to Who’s Yer Con in March because I can play games that I love and it’s free!  I’m also co-running a Savage Worlds game with a friend of mine.  I’m a little nervous about it because I’m not super familiar with the system but I have time to learn it.  I’ve also reached out to some people on twitter and I am going to start playing in some online games on G+.  I still miss my original gaming group, though.

I took the boys to a local game store last weekend for a kid’s Pathfinder event.  I have run a few adventures for them from the Beginner Box but this was the first time they have played an organized game.  Zach really surprised me by picking the wizard and Xander chose the fighter (who he renamed Plant Killer).  The local Pathfinder Society ran modules from last year’s Gen Con Kid’s Track.  It was a fun day but the kids got a little antsy after 2 adventures.  The PFS had planned on running all 4 adventures but ended up only running 3.  I’m hoping that they decide to run the last one at some point in the future because I’d like to take the boys again.

I’m excited about this upcoming weekend because my husband and I are attending a charity gala on Saturday.  We get to dress up and a friend is going to do my hair for me because I am crap at it.  Hopefully, I can get her to do my makeup, too!  We’re going to go with a group of friends and have dinner and we get to dance the night away.  And it’s a kid-free evening!

Who’s Yer Con 2015

Who’s Yer Con 2015

I haven’t really been able to game since Gen Con of last year so I am super excited about Who’s Yer Con.  It’s on the west side of Indy from March 15 – 17th and the best part about it is that it’s FREE!!!  I am happy to say that I was able to get into all of the games that I really wanted to play in, so woo hoo for that!

Here is my schedule:

Pathfinder 12 PM
Savage Worlds RPG 6PM

You Too Can Cthulhu 9 AM
Rippers: The Horror Wars 1 PM
Savage Worlds RPG 6 PM

Pathfinder 9 AM

What Are The Electrical Safety Tips You Need To Apply to your home in Toronto

What Are The Home Electrical Safety Tips You Need To Apply- advice from electricians in Toronto

Electricity in your home provides you with energy for lighting, refrigeration, heat, and laundry work. Without electricity, you may be inconvenienced and if the weather is cold, you may suffer from cold weather. It is crucial you have the electrical system working properly. The electricity parts and components within your home can present risks and dangers if you do not handle them properly. Whenever there are issues with electricity, contact an electrician Toronto to examine them and offer the right solutions. Here are a few home electrical safety tips to use so that you save energy, and prevent hazards presented by faulty and malfunctioning electrical systems.

Check the cords for damages
Often, the wiring and cables may be damaged and could expose the live wires. When you touch or step on exposed live wires, you may suffer electrical shock. It may result in electrocution. You will time in time need to examine the cords and ensure they are not damaged. In case they are damaged, you want to replace them to reduce the dangers of fires, short circuits, and shocks.

Don’t run cord across doorways
Sometimes, you may want to have an extension that reaches other locations. In case you have a socket and want to draw power to a desk that is located at the corner of the house, do not run it across the door. This is because; it may result in people tripping over.

Also, do not place the cords under carpets because they may overheat and release sparks that could result in fire. The carpet may act as fuel for the fire. Ensure any extensions of cords are passed through the right locations. You may need proper wiring to draw electricity to the point you need. This needs to be done by qualified Toronto electricians.

Also, remember that tripping caused by the cords could result in injury. The issue is even complex if someone else is injured because they may seek for compensation.

Plug high wattage appliances at a time
When you have several high-wattage appliances in your home, you may need to use them in different times. This is because these equipment draw a lot of power and can overwhelm the system. Overloading is considered one of the commonest and worst risks in electrical systems. When you overload the system, it may result in damage of appliances. It could result in fires too.

Use surge protectors
Sometimes there will be surges in power, which means your equipment and appliances, may be damaged. Using a power surge protector helps prevent the spikes and surges, which may result in appliance damage. You can use the protector in sensitive equipment and electronics like computers instead of having them plugged directly on the sockets fitted on the walls.

Seek help from electrical contractors Toronto when you notice issues with the electrical components in a home. Don’t wait for a disaster to occur. There are signs which tell you, you need the electricity checked such as flickering lights or smell of burning plastics of cables.

Electrical Safety is very important so make sure you have checked the government of Canada’s safety tips and guidelines

Qualities of Perfect Roof Repair by a Roofing Company in Toronto

Qualities of Perfect Roof Repair by a Roofing Company in Toronto


There comes a time when the roof becomes vulnerable to damage or works less efficient, allowing water to easily penetrate the house. Roof repair Toronto professionals have the knowledge, tools and expertise, to examine and diagnose any existing defaults of the roof that needs immediate rectification. The full process should be approached professionally and full documentation of all the services to be availed to the owner for transparency.


Roofs that have stained for decades are most likely to have undergone severe changes due to the various seasonal rains and storms. Their shingles are most likely to have encountered a major degradation in quality and the roofs might be at risk.

Services that are offered

The roof stands out as the main protector of the whole house. Any impairment in its way of service, be it structural or defaults in some of its supporting parts, it is most likely going to affect the whole house. The process of rectifying a roof kicks off by detecting all the leaking areas and fixing in a very professional manner, in such a way that it would take time before it relapses. Materials used in the roofing determine greatly the durability of the roof, it is vital therefore to ensure that roof repairs are done with high quality materials.


The slope of the roof is designed according to the type of the house and how best it would make the house appear. Roofs that are flat are most likely going to hold a lot of stuff on top of them. It would be nice if they are regularly checked. In the event that roof sloppiness has to be changed, the services of a roofer are highly recommended in restructuring and designing.


Snow as an enemy of the roof

Roofs are normally insulated during time of construction to prevent the owners from lightening. Snow accumulation happens to reduce the quality of the insulators and make the house vulnerable to lightening. A perfect roofer would examine the existence of any snow and remove it from the roof. The sharpness of the snow itself can cause severe injury when it happens to fall on someone. Accumulation of the snow on the roof reduces the quality of the entire roofing structure making it leak.


Experience of the roofer and quality of service

Skylights efficiency should be enhanced through regular maintenance and replacement in case of any damage. Their quality need to be enhanced. Ventilation is only going to be efficient when the roof if superiorly designed and all features incorporated. Using of perfect and strong roofing materials enhances the durability and quality of the roof;


Roofers can use materials like aluminum and copper materials to design the roofs. Choosing the best roofers Toronto would make you get the best services. Good reviews from other clients on quality of services they have received from a roofer before might guarantee that services that are going to get are of high quality.


My crazy mood

It’s kind of obvious that I’ve lost interest in this blog.  I haven’t really had anything super interesting to blog about.  I mean, I guess I did but I didn’t feel like doing it because I’m a lazy bitch-face.

I got to go to Gen Con for all 4 days in August and it was both exciting and a let down.  It was exciting because once again, I got to play a lot of great games and meet some cool people.  I also got to hang out with a couple of my friends from twitter.  But it was a let down because there were a lot of other people that I would’ve liked to have met up and gamed with but it didn’t happen.

I was really bitter and disappointed about that at first and it almost ruined my Gen Con experience.  I was going to post some really passive aggressive tweets about cliques and about how when certain people “make it” they forget about the rest of us.  But then I stopped to think about it and I realized that these people probably had a million different messages coming at them and that mine probably got lost in the shuffle.  I don’t think they intentionally snubbed or ignored me but considering the number of people that they know, it’s quite possible that they just didn’t see my messages.  Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself to sleep at night. :)

My favorite game at Gen Con was probably the World of Darkness Werewolf game that wasn’t really a Werewolf game at all.  I mean, there were werewolves in it but we were fighting them because we were the Fomori (humans that are twisted and perverted by the Worm, also know as the Corrupter).  Our mission was to get rid of all the hippies that had inhabited our employer’s field.  There were about 300 hippies that had set up camp so we drove our pickup truck down into the middle of them and began to wreak havoc.

That game was not for the easily offended and there were definitely some awkward moments, like when I had to ask the other players if any of them were offended by role playing rape scenarios.  My character had a deformity called “savage genitalia” which meant he could inflict aggravated damage to anyone that he attacked with his wang.  I tried not to go into details about what my guy would do but it was implied that he took more than one hippy against their will.  Fortunately the other players were really cool and the game degenerated into all of us cracking inappropriate jokes and sniggering like teen-aged boys.  It was great.

I took the boys with me to Gen Con for the first time on the last day of the convention.  It was still super busy and crowded but the boys had a great time.  They wore their Star Wars costumes and they looked adorable.  I was really surprised at how eager Zach was to try every game because I thought it would be Xander that would want to play everything.  Zach was really attentive to the people teaching the games and he picked up on them really quickly.  I think his favorite game was Settlers of Catan and we were halfway through the demo when the guy asked me how old Zach was.  I told him that Zach had just turned 7 and he was suprised at how well Zach was picking up the game because it’s kind of complicated and rated for much older kids.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to game since Gen Con and before that, I hadn’t played anything since April.  I really miss gaming, whether it’s Pathfinder or Vampire or Savage Worlds.  I was really excited about some of the games that I tried at Gen Con and I wanted to look into running them for the guys that I game with but nothing has come out of it.  I even went so far as to purchase the Players Guide for the Fomori game but haven’t really looked at it.  I was hoping to get into some games on G+ but that hasn’t worked out either.  :(

My husband is still working in North Dakota and he only gets to come home for one week out of every month.  It really sucks balls but I think it has gone a long way to strengthen our relationship.  He actually wrote me a poem the other day and he’s never done that before.  It was really sweet and it meant a lot to me.  I think he appreciates me a lot more and I know that I appreciate what he’s doing for our family a lot.  Hopefully he’ll get to come home before the snow sets in.  I would hate for him to get trapped there until spring.

The boys and I actually drove out to Fargo back in July and stayed with Aaron for a week.  I hated it there.  It reminded me of Anderson, Indiana except there were fewer trees and it was very flat.  We got to see fireworks for the Fourth of July at The University of MN and that was fun but it was also the hottest day of the year (over 100 degrees) so when we tried to walk around downtown Fargo, we almost melted.  And everything was closed for the holiday, so that sucked.

I have to say that I’ve driven to more places and explored more cities this summer than I ever have.  I drove out to Fargo and I drove home from Minnesota last weekend by myself.  I’ve also driven to Chicago several times, also by myself.  It may not seem like a huge deal, especially since I was using GPS to navigate but I really think it is because I once got so lost driving home from Chicago, that we ended up in South Bend.  It was a really long drive home.

Nothing else new or exciting has happened.  I’m looking forward to the end of October because it will be Halloween, Aaron will be home and it will be our 8th anniversary, and we are going to go see Snow Patrol in Chicago!