Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:07
Reviewing our correspondance from last year, you won't have known that I was struck by an inattentive driver in a crosswalk near my house on Dec 1, unless I included that in my note. I am doing fine, arm is healing well, and profoundly amazingly for US healthcare, it appears to not have increased our annual medical expenses at all.
The rig failure is still uncertain but appears to be a boot-corruption problem with the Win7 volume I have been using for the last five years for the sole purpose of RoF. So a total reinstall, migration, etc. I'm pretty bummed about losing my control assignments. Last night I lofted our beloved N17 and managed to land it as well, which is a good sign. The last bits I need to finesse are external view cycling things, which are super helpful in offline career mode stuff, where I log the vast majority of my time.
Aside from persoanl health news, as a result of my accident, my wife and I decided that it made more financial sense to stay home over Xmas than to stick with the plan, which had been a 2500 mile (4000 km) plus round trip road trip, which we have done a couple times. She went, I stayed. I took advantage of that to watch a ton of war movies! "Dunkirk" was objectively terrific, with great aviation stuff, which I look forward to reading forum quibbles over. "Fury" was terrible, just awful. Don't waste your time on it unless you are a tank junky like we are plane junkies and even then, I have to expect that they didn't get much right. "Wooden Crosses," an early French soundie from the thirties about the Great War was terrifying and great at the same time that it was sentimental and kinda full of shit. There were some literally terrifying bombardment scenes, showing shell bursts walking toward actors in a (studio, fake) trench which were unlikely to be the sort of thing we'd see today except via CGI, which is probably for the best, really. I also watched some films I already knew well, such as "Apocalypse Now" and "Wings".
It was a strange way to spend Christmas, but I am glad I did it.
S! to you and to all you RoF and Great War sim people.