R18 started up again on Monday evening after the hosts had been away for about a month on a cruise. It seems that the group has settled at about 8 which is okay, but still seems small compared to how things were when I started. After that finished I stayed and tried to work out the cryptic crossword clues that were being puzzled through by a couple of others and watched "Flight of the Conchords" with the entire household.
Yesterday I went back to work. The machine I like working at had been shifted over the weekend/Monday morning (another factor in me taking Monday off) so working at that machine was a little odd yesterday. It is being replaced over the next couple of months and the new machine will apparently require half as many staff which means I'm likely to be assigned elsewhere far more often once it is all set up.
Last night I went out for dinner and games, leaving me far less time to do things here at my PC than I normally get which was a little odd again. After getting out I spent a little while waiting for food, which I actually ate (indicating an improvement in one area of my life), and then once the meal was over waited for opponents to show up. Cities and Knights was requested so I went and got those while the other two already present worked through another cryptic crossword. When the fourth member of the nights group arrived I started setting up the board and trying to explain to him how it differed from the base game. Once again I managed to unintentionally cause problems for someone with my placements and building, I don't ever intend to be particularly difficult but seem to manage it in most games. Partly due to the new player, partly due to the evenness of the game (scores were 10, 10, 10, 9 at one point) and partly due to one individual consistently asking questions about whose turn it was and other such things it ended up taking us almost 3 hours to finish instead of the 2 hours I'd been expecting, as such I wasn't home until after I'd hoped to get to bed.
I almost fell asleep at lunchtime today thanks (in part) to being out as late as I was so I might have an earlier night tonight. That is, however, dependant on how early I get home from the discussion I'm going to. The Children's Church leader has decided to look into holding a Halloween night gathering for the local children as an alternative to them going trick or treating. As a (former?) part of the Children's Ministry at my church I've been invited along.
Tomorrow night I'm hoping to watch more Quantum Leap with at least one of those that I started watching it with almost three weeks ago. If that doesn't happen I think there's a good chance I'll watch season 2 of Yes Minister.
From Sunday morning I will no longer be helping with the Children's ministry and will instead be staying in the main service after spending almost all year leaving with the children as they go out to their program and missing the main sermon.