So off to the repair shop I went. The procedure was actually fairly simple: some minor cleaning and a disconnect between the laptop keyboard and the motherboard. But the shop was still dealing with a holiday upsurge in business and it took 3 or 4 days to work my way through the queue.
So I took a short journey to the 1970s, before we had all these wonderful computer items to squander our time. Sort of like when our power goes out, but at least there were lights on and I could turn on the stereo. But no blogs, no forums, no email, no commerce. You'd think that would be a perfect time to catch up with my modelling tasks, wouldn't you? Yes, a wonderful time. Ahem.
But even if my workbench remained uncontaminated by the presence of in progress models, I did at least give some thought to my next series of projects. Most are just getting back up to speed with things that are already in motion (some Spitfires, P-1106, Ju-87, B-26) but one new project was inspired by a decal sheet I picked up sometime in the fall. Here is a hint.