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I'm not lost, I just don't know where I'm going.
But I'm determined to enjoy the journey.
Reclaiming spaces 
21st-Oct-2012 02:27
ginko with tea 1

Having finished two games of XCOM on Normal difficulty, I am now playing on Classic difficulty. It is quite a bit harder. I've already lost two countries. Will have to assault the alien base before the end of the month to avoid losing more. I might be able to turn it into a win after all.. but I can't imagine playing an Ironman game on Classic. Normal seemed plenty of hard enough at first, but my second game seemed a lot easier. Probably because by then I was more familiar with the strategies of the game. Really have to get those satellites up ASAP. I got a really crummy base layout this time too.. Only one steam vent, and it's all the way on the bottom. Off on the side, of course. I don't think I'll ever play a game on Impossible difficulty.

In my actual life.. the library boat was here today. I returned six books and borrowed five. Should not be very hard to get through them all in half a year. Though, if I spend three months in the US.. kind of don't want to bring library books with me.

I've started putting up mouse traps in the attic. I've lost count of how many mice I've trapped the past five days or so.. I know it's more than a dozen. Checking traps every morning and evening, plus once in the middle of the day. And whenever I hear one go off.
I also spent a good twenty minutes moving stuff around, cutting up some moldy cardboard and sweeping part of the floor up there. It looks a lot nicer now, and with some more clean-up I can utilize more of it as storage space.

Maybe I should check on the cellar too, one of these days.

Also a small amount of progress on the room originally intended to be a computer lab. But I'm spreading myself a bit thin, I think. I lack the focus to pick one project and stick with it until it's finished. It's easier when there's something that is a lot more important than anything else.

I should do some outdoors clean-up and maintenance as well. It's just more than one person with well below average energy levels can manage.

Still sleeping poorly at night. Not getting enough daylight.
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