Monday, 26 September 2011

Lofty Aspirations

This weekend has seen a very significant development in my house - one with far reaching implications for me. The last obstacle to me having a dedicated games room/den/man cave has been removed. The loft in my house is now mine, all mine....

The loft in our house is roughly 20ft by 10ft, is fully decorated with power points, ceiling fixed lighting, a TV aerial point, a phone socket, a pair of Velux windows in the roof, a radiator, 'walls' in place over the eaves and also a very usable plain mid blue carpet. The previous owners of the house had fully converted the room for use as an office (the lady of the house ran a business from there) hence the completeness.

The sole remaining obstacle to me having exclusive use of this space was my son's multi gym - a huge piece of equipment that dominated the entire area. This has now been disposed of via ebay (he now regularly goes to a gym) and over the next weekend (I am having next Thursday and Friday off) I shall be moving my entire collection upstairs - after a trip to Ikea for some essential storage.

The big attraction of this undertaking is that I can spread my stuff out and at last have all my books on shelves rather than half of them in boxes. It also means I can leave models out without fear of any cat attacks! Best of all though - games can be set up and completed at leisure.

I have waited a very long time for this opportunity!

10 comments:

Tim Gow said...

Great news! That's about the same size as my own garret - also largely furnished from Ikea.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

I have the same set-up though not as plush as yours... previous owner also ran a business but did the conversion himself so a bit gim-crack, but I love it - the best ting is to be able to leave the table up, and a game mid-move undisturbed...

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Peter Douglas said...

David

You seriously think that you can Cat-proof a room?

Peter

El Grego said...

Very nice - I am quite envious!

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

A garret eh? Visions of being a starving wargamer trying to come up with block based hexed set of naval rules springs to mind....;-)

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi Steve,

You are so right about being able to leave stuff set up - especially games as at the moment I have to be mindful of the familial need to eat from time to time...;-)

The 'toilet seat' will not be making the journey though - the chief feline in residence would take a dim view!

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi Paul,

Indeed sir! The Rayleigh annex of the Man Cave will be open for business very soon!

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi Peter,

Oddly enough the cats are very loathe to attempt the loft ladder for some reason so perhaps I may get away with it!

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi EG,

Good to hear from you! I have waited a very long time for this and am really pleased to have it at last!

All the best,

DC