First, my apologies for the lack of posts, I've been dealing with a bit of personal stuff and it's been a bit of a drain on my time and my efforts in the hobby. Among these things is a rearranging of my work spaces, and to my immense frustration, yet more modification of furniture is required. Grrrrr.
However, it's not all bad. I'm set up much more favorably in this new arrangment - the painting desk is set up between two windowfuls of gorgeous natural light, and even with the inevitable battles for desk space I will be having with the cat, I am looking forward to getting some work done.
With regards to the gaming group, we've lost Matt - just a sort of "not my thing" situation for him. It's too bad that the game's not for him but I can't fault him for giving it a good couple of tries. Our next meetup is looking to be the 4th of October, and I'm going to try to get a game in with one or two of the members between now and then. We've decided to go with once a month for a big meetup and we all try to get in a game or two in between with a random opponent. It's hopefully easier for everyone to fit this into their schedules and plan around it, rather than try to fit the meetup in between other stuff.