A long, lazy, and relaxed Thanksgiving Weekend here in the Grand Duchy of Stollen. However, I did get busy for an hour or so late yesterday afternoon and moved the wargaming table from the central room of the basement into the SW corner room at the front of the house, just beneath our library on the ground floor. This room can be closed off to those devilish felines Gunnlaug and her brother Onyx without difficulty, and I might just install a proper door and threshold in the new year.
A pleasant surprise was the fact that it will not be as much of a tight squeeze maneuvering around a 6'x8' table in this room as I had anticipated. It's a bit hard to tell from the photographs, but there are at least two feet of clearance on either side of the table, and three or more feet of clearance at the near end of the table in the foreground above. Perfect!
Yep, with some old clothes, work gloves, safety goggles, and a mask, it should take me only a few hours to remove the wall between the two rooms and bag up the insulation, opening up the space up between the two rooms, and enabling me walk directly from the painting table to the wargaming table as new personalities, troops, and scenery are completed to add to the collection. I'm not normally one for getting into home renovations myself, but this job seems almost idiot proof. Alright, alright. . . I can hear your collective chuckling now. Shades of Basil Fawlty, the builders, and all that. I can assure you, though, that the Grand Duchess is not as irritiating as Sibyll Fawlty. ;-) In any case, I'll keep you updated on my progress however it goes.
Later. . .
The trash has been cleared away, and the vacuum cleaner made a return visit. Removal went very fast because the wall installation was just downright bad. I watched my grandfather and mother do enough of this sort of work when I was a child to know how studs and wallboard/paneling SHOULD be installed. . . And this wasn't it. Amazingly bad. Anyway, much more space now and a window just over our left shoulders in this photograph means more light. But, now, I'll need to get the painting and radio table out from the middle of the floor. Stay tuned!