Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Challenge (Day 6); The Importance of Planning (and the Stochastic Effects of External Factors)

Well, it's a almost week into the 6th Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, (brainchild of Saskatchewan's foremost hobby impresario, the estimable Curt Campbell) and everything is going about as well as one would expect at the workbench of the Myopic Procrastinator;

No, really, it's not like this all the time...
However, this state of chaos is purely temporary; it's just that a Hughes family Christmas tradition has been observed (two years in a row now, that's enough to make it a tradition), and another grandchild has arrived on the scene, bringing with him all manner of happy disruption. And I don't mind a bit!

So here he is, Joel Stanley Hughes, born at 9.21am on 21 December 2015. 4.235kg, that's 9lbs 5oz in old money, so he's a big lad!


And in case you think I'm resting on my laurels and simply making goo-goo eyes at the little fellow rather than pulling my weight, here's how I spent yesterday afternoon;


Dad Time with my eldest son (and now second-time dad) Jules, and my adorable granddaughter Caroline (last seen on this blog around a year ago). She is simply delightful, though her technique of dealing with noodles could use a little work...

Still, it got us out from under the feet of my daughter-in-law Kelly and my long-suffering Good Lady Wife, and hopefully exhausted Caroline enough so that she slept through the night!

OK Ev, no more excuses, no more delays! Get that work area in order and get painting! There's a Challenge to be won turn up for! 

Stay tuned...!

Ev

22 comments :

  1. Congratulations Ev, and that is a good reason to have a messy workspace

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  2. Congrats Ev - that would be the finest Xmas present anyone could ask for!

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  3. Best congratulations Evan. What a cracking time of the year to come into the world :-)

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  4. Congratulations to you, and your family. Well done Mum!
    All the best for 2016!

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  5. Superb news and many congratulations - did you consider seeing if there were challenge points available for the new arrival? :D

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    1. If only!

      But no, all the points would have to go to his parents, they've done a wonderful job!
      : )

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  6. Congratulations Ev... Great pressies!

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  7. Thanks chaps, it really is great being a grandfather - especially when they start getting a bit cranky, then you can hand them back!
    ; )
    But I will get to grips with the workbench and the lead mountain soon, don't you worry! Excelsior!

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    1. I find being an Uncle is great for exactly the same reason :)

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  8. Congratulations on the new addition to the clan - wow 9lbs 5 oz! A great time of year for births too.

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    1. An Australian summer? Not such a great time of year to be nine months pregnant!
      ; )

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  9. Congrats Evan! And I do like a man who uses the word Stochastic appropriately!
    Cheers, PD

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  10. Hurrah hurrah hurrah!

    Congratulations.

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  11. Thanks for all the good wishes - hope you all have a great new year!

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