So it turns out that I'm not dead. It is unusual to go from blogging almost daily to days of silence. I am currently away from home and my plans for blogging on a regular basis have gone by the wayside. Anyone who is, or has been in the military (or other traveling professions) might understand this: sometimes when you are away, and missing home, the only way forward is to put your head down and get through as best you can.
I have managed to get Wurm to work on this old laptop and have been occupying every spare moment (sans gym time and eating) playing it. If Ultima defeated me in a bad way, then Wurm has defeated me in a good way. I have paid to play this one and have now met the 40 hours which was supposed to be the maximum for my challenge.
Rest assured I am still alive and gaming and anxious to continue blogging. For the next few days as I am away from (and missing) She Who Will Be Named Later, The Duchess of Dumb, The Sultan of Smart, and World Of Tanks (not necessarily in that order) I will be a bit quiet. Missing in Action, but not dead!