Winter’s log, earthdate 201604.16

04.31 pm

Well, it’s been another interesting and productive day today – Julian “forgot” to look at his shopping list properly yesterday and consequently didn’t get quite a lot of essential supplies, like… toilet paper, and food… and what-not, so while he was out “reshopping”, I neatened up all of Arisnoë’s quests (read: I finished off all of her quests prior to the Commander Vorka one, which I am incapable of doing on my own!) and then parked her until Julian got home and we’d had our lunch. In the meantime, I pottered around toying with the idea of starting a new character, then I decided against that, and decided to change Shekinàh’s name and Race instead, as being the fastest way I could think of to get a Night Elf character with the name “Sylvanas”. Now, “Sylvanas” is a very pretty name, that I’ve admired and coveted for a long time – but it already belongs to Sylvanas Windrunner, one of the major NPCs in World of Warcraft, so I couldn’t use it – but I could, and did, use “Sylvänas”! So the lovely level 94 Draenei known as Shekinàh, is now the lovely level 94 Night Elf known as Sylvänas! Although Shekinàh, now known as Sylvänas, had been created a Draenei, it’s actually about her third or fourth name change – I can’t remember what they all were now, I’ve had her for so long, but I do know she’s had lots of different names – but this time, she’s changed Races, too. I prolly shouldn’t have though, as I have this “theory” that Draenei are more likely to “slip through the cracks” and obtain the Trading Post upgrade to level 3, without having to get an “Exalted” Reputation with a Draenor Faction, seeing they’re of the same Race. Oh well, it’s a theory that I can’t very well prove or disprove, now that she’s a Night Elf called Sylvänas! :/ Never mind – one of these days I’ll get bored with Garrisons and go and bring a young’un up to level 90 – though by then I’ll have become so old and doddering that I won’t be able to play WoW any more, anyway!

Aside from all of that, after lunch Julian logged on as me, and took Arisnoë through the Commander Vorka quests in less time than it takes to say “Commander who?”! So, now that’s out of the way, Arisnoë’s busy running around in Gorgrond, and killing all these nasty, walking plants (weeds, really! 😉 ) I really, really hate those nasty little pant things! They’re easy enough to kill, but they jump out at you when you’re in the middle of fighting something a lot more worthwhile, and they gang up on you at the most inopportune times – and if you don’t get rid of them, like about two minutes ago, they can, and often do, inflict quite severe damage upon your person, and that of your pet! (if you happen to be a Beastmaster Hunter!) but hey! I made level 95 – in fact I’m about four bubbles into level 95, so Garrison Building Upgrades are not all that far away now, so I’d better start scraping together as many Garrison Resources as I can!

Julian still had a few other things to get done, but when he’d finished, we set up the very rudimentary and temporary Fish House! It’s sitting on the marble top of the dining room sideboard, on a nice clean (if somewhat wrinkled, because we don’t own an iron!) tea-towel. After cleaning it with tap water and some paper towels, Julian worked out its volume, then we filled it to the half way mark, and put the appropriate number of drops of this anti-gunk-stuff (er… hnag on a minute, I’ll go and get it so that I can tell you what it is, in case you ever want to re-house some fishes!) Right, it’s called “Biotec Water Ager CN“, and it cleans the water, gets rid of chemicals and heavy metals, and puts a layer of slime on the fishes to help protect their skin. Then came the fun bit! 🙂 We got a large-ish jug and went out to the muck-puddle, where we scooped up a nice big jugful of the disgusting liquid. Then Julian used the fish-net to locate and capture the poor little fishies, one by one, and put them into the jug. Unsurprisingly, they seemed quite agitated and distressed! They kept bumping their noses into the glass walls of the jug, in a vain attempt to swim through the glass and escape, poor little babies… Then Julian fetched a large bucket and scooped up a bucketful of watery green slime, and with me carrying the fish in their glass jug, and Julian carrying the disgusting-looking bucket of “wet stuff”, we went inside. First, the contents of the bucket went into the temporary Fish House, then the contents of the glass jug were added to the mixture… “Oh!” cried the little fishies “Let us flee back to the safety of our stone caves under the fountain!” and… promptly bumped their noses into the glass walls of the Fish House! I’m sure they were surprised and a little bit upset – probably feeling as though these weird-looking aliens from outer space had landed, and then abducted them in order to perform all sorts of nasty experiments upon their little bodies. I hope they don’t get too hungry – we have purchased special Fish Food for them, but we’ve been told not to feed them for three days – so… I guess they’ll lose weight! (though there’s probably still enough algae in their water to last them a couple of days) We put the lid on the Fish House, not so much to keep Flipper out, but to keep them in! They were swimming around exploring their new, temporary premises and one looked as though he was going to make a jump for it (perhaps he though he was an octopus!) I had visions of finding a cold, stiff little body on the floor, so we decided that discretion was probably the better part of valour, and put the Fish House lid on. Then we went out to have more fun! Draining their erstwhile home, and getting as much of the evil muck out as we could. The little pump thingy that Julian had bought did the job beautifully, and the puddle emptied surprisingly quickly! It’s quite deep, really, and has lots of river stones on the bottom – and it’s probably just as well that we emptied the puddle now, as one of the two hollow bricks that the water feature (fountain) rests on was crumbling away – it wouldn’t have been very long at all before the water feature tumbled into the water, and probably squashing, or trapping, the little fishies in a landslide of broken rubble! All that’s left in the bottom of the puddle now are two crumbling hollow bricks, some rather nice (if filthy!) river stones, and a lot of mud and dead algae. It’ll take quite a bit of cleaning – the stones really need to be individually scrubbed by hand I think, but we should end up with a nice little pool, with fresh, clear water, ornamental blocks for the water feature to stand on, and some shady, protective and sheltering floating water plants. I’m not sure if we’ll put the fishies back in there, or keep them for the bigger pool that we’ll be putting in the back garden… But that’s where the fishies are up to, at the moment – at least they’re still alive… let’s hope they stay that way! 🙂

Food stuffz: last night for dinner we had pan-fried chicken breasts on a bed of steamed rice with our very own finely chopped spring onions, and half a tomato. I had a slice of my cake, and one of my Corella pears for dessert. I didn’t get a sandwich today, I was given a nice, fresh, wrap, with sliced up capsicum, tomato and spring onions, all organically grown in our own veggie garden, and some ham, and chunks of low-fat Halloumi cheese. Most delicious! I’m not sure what we’re having for dinner tonight – ahh… himself has just informed me that we’re having chicken sausages, with green beans, chips, and half a tomato. For dessert, naturally I’ll have a slice of my yummy cake – without cream again, as I think that was one of the things that Julian forgot to get yesterday – and today! And I shall have another of my Corella pears…

Weigh-in this morning. Was a bit better – I went down two points, from 63.6kg to 63.4kg, and I’m starting to feel a bit like a yo-yo! Still, I don’t much care if my weight does go up – just as long as it comes down again! I suppose it’ll go up again tomorrow… *sigh* :/ I just feel as though I have absolutely no control over it any more… :/

And then there’s tomorrow – Sunday! Julian and I will be doing one of the biggest Dungeons, or Instance, in Azeroth – Ulduar! It’s supposed to be terribly hard for the appropriate level of adventurer who would normally go there – but it should be a lot of fun for two, hardened and seasoned level 100 characters like Mouselet and Wynterthyme! 😉 Let’s hope we don’t die too many times! 🙂 Anyway, I’ll let you all know how we went tomorrow night! However – for now, that’s about it from me for this evening! Don’t forget to drop in and catch up on all our adventures, both in, and out, of Azeroth, and how our little Fishies are going (and if they’re still alive after their traumatic move!) What my weight’s up (or down!) to, and if there’s still any cake left! Until then though, please do your level best to bee good, remember, you can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you, and don’t forget to look after yourselves, to always drive carefully, and to keep warm – or cool – depending on your preferences… but most importantly, please don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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