Although still early in the game, The Battle of Doltz has thrown a few rather interesting wrenches (spanners) into the works of the respective commanders' plans. These have taken the form of recalcitrant subordinate officers who have not always understood their superiors' orders, overly eager troops moving ahead without order to do so, and a combat on one flank that has taken on a life of it own. Suffice to say, General von Bauchschmerzen and General de Latte have experienced a bit of (realistic) confusion and frustration so far.
And then. . . There was the veritable hell wrought on yours truly all day Saturday by a particularly nefarious piece of flatpack IKEA furniture with a mind of its own. In what must be a new world's record for slow, painstaking assembly, it took the 7+ hours to assemble the blasted thing. And that's not counting the unplanned trip to the hardware store late in the day to replace a couple of stripped screws needed to complete the piece. Injuries, indignities, and incompetence? You don't know the half of it! I have decided, with the clarity brought on by a decent night's sleep, that the Swedes are more evil than the rest of the world perhaps realizes.
The finished sofa nevertheless looks pretty good in the Grand Duchess' home office.