Why I haven’t been blogging

I’ve been playing a new game.  It’s a quest kind of game which is made up of several smaller challenges which can only be completed once certain hidden objects have been located.  It’s called Getting on the Road.  The main quest is to drive one’s new vehicle to one’s home.  The first challenge is to get all the paperwork in order.  To get the paperwork, there’s a technical visit.  To pass the technical visit, you have to have a first aid kit, emergency triangles, and a fire extinguisher in the car.  There’s a twist-before you can drive to the technical visit, you have to do a treasure hunt to buy a gas can, make sure it doesn’t leak, and fill it with diesel, since there are 2 liters of fuel in your truck when it’s delivered.

Another side challenge is to keep the car from getting filthy on the inside, as it was delivered with very light gray cloth seats rather than the vinyl seats that were ordered.  This challenge entails finding a store that sells stretch denim fabric and someone who makes seat covers for cars.  After these two conditions are met, a mini quest to find the upholsterer’s workshop completes this challenge.  I should pass that level of the game tomorrow.

So, please excuse me for spending too much time playing games and not enough time blogging.  Once the vehicle is driven home, the game is pretty much over.  So, once I finish the quest, I should be able to tear myself away from gaming and blog more.  Until the first expansion pack is released, that is… 

3 thoughts on “Why I haven’t been blogging

  • The truck looks great! Don’t forget the 4-way lug wrench. Those angled lug wrenches they ship with new vehicles only lead to frustration when you finally have to use them.
    Let’s see how long it takes you to find one (before you really need it!) That means you can have a treasure hunt.

  • Even though the “game” is ongoing, I have to say it’s SO satisfying to finally see the truck in your possession after all the waiting and praying and more waiting that you went through to get it.

  • Thanks for the advice, Scott! I went out and got a 4 way lug wrench as soon as you said that. Of course, when I was looking for it I didn’t say ‘4 way lug wrench’ in French. I pointed to a lug nut and said ‘the thing like a cross that takes these off.’ I wonder how you say lug nut in French…

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