A quiet, calm Sunday afternoon here in the Grand Duchy of Stollen. The Grand Duchess and Young Master are out doing something at a local nature preserve, so I have taken the opportunity to give Zum Stollenkeller a much needed spiffing up (dusting and the Hoover) before getting back to applying some paint. Before the glaze of London Red Alkyd oil, an undercoat of acrylic yellow (red oil glazes over a whiter undercoat don't look right. . . not exactly pink, but definitely not red enough), which I'll wrap up after finishing this post. OK, time to quit blathering on get back to work! There is just slightly more than a month left of summer vacation, and still so much to accomplish. . . including another solo game, during which I'll playtest the latest version of my Call It Macaroni! rules More of which anon.