Lost somewhere in Moria?
Update: Hooray! Dad's coming home today! (22nd)
Sadly Gandalf the Grey and the brave band of dwarves never made it to Rohan Thursday. Unfortunately on Wednesday (on his birthday no less), my Dad had to be rushed to the hospital after doing his best Hillary Clinton impersonation, and passing out while helping my Mom put on her socks (Is there a connection?). After receiving a nasty bump to his forehead, being out for a few minutes, and having a low blood pressure, he still sprung up bound and determined to go to the Senior Center for his weekly cribbage game.
After getting checked out for a stroke, the doctors found that Atrial fibrillation was to blame (not Mom's socks or feet after all), and have manged so far to control his heartbeat with medication. They've continued to monitor and everything seems OK now, but no word on if and when he can go home. As he did suffer a cardiac arrest a number of years ago and had to be revived, I'm all for making sure Dad's OK. I do fear (along with him) that he might get stuck in the hospital over the weekend and maybe Christmas if no doctors are around to clear him.
Sorry Dad, turning 73 sucks apparently...
Dad gave us all a good scare, but looks to be almost out of the woods. You always hear stories about people losing loved ones around the holidays or birthdays, and I have no desire to join that club. So I missed my Lord of the Rings game, but I still have my Dad. Good trade in my book.
Really missing the game was mostly disappointing only due to the fact that we don't get to play Lord of the Rings very often at all. After initiating the idea, we conveniently planned the battle close to Eric's birthday (on the 22nd) who is also a big LOTR/Tolkien fan. Hopefully we can still play the planned scenario sometime in January after the holidays calm down. We'll see.
Happy birthday buddy!
Not to totally disappoint and help end this post brighter note, Eric did pass on some pics of the battle to share. They ended up playing the "Lords of Battle" scenario from the army books with 1200 points aside. The table featured some old mountain terrain Eric made years ago for a long forgotten Warhammer campaign (We last used them in our Viking battles I think). Without their shorter friends with axes, the forces of Rohan, etc. didn't fair too well against the Uruk-hai pikes and trolls. Still everyone had a blast.