A long update
It has been a very difficult period for me, my son Christopher is born which is a good and joyous thing. The challenge is that we have not been very good in reading his crying signs and this coupled with his relative impatience has led to him crying often and having lots of gas in his stomach. All these meant a vicious cycle for gas in stomach means discomfort and being unable to eat and sleep and in turn leads to more crying and most gas.
In addition to this, I have been very pressured by my frens to get my army up for gaming. I know they meant well but the specific bunch of frens I am refering to seem to be absolutely oblivious to the stage in life I am going through and seriously do not seem to understand my challenges at all. I am obliged to support and maintain ties with them as much as I could because I do not want to lose the opportunity to remain in contact as well as being there just to witness and well as being salt and light whenever possible. Because of my obligatons, I have sink $233 in Eldar Support Platforms and Wood Elves battalions, another $60 bill is coming with the great eagles. The biggest joke is that I just lost the Asrai finecast mage that I just bought.
So what have I ended up with? A clash between commitment to family and friends. Most will have simply advise me to drop the latter but if i do so, I will be wasting more than a year of hard work. I am trying to hold on as much as I could.
My Byzantines are technically assembled albeit not painted. I still have unpainted Eldar, Sisters and Asrai miniatures although I kind of put the sisters aside since GW do not seem to bother with them at all. The Eldar are coming next and I am very wary on how much money I should pump into them as I never know if I ever got the time to do them up at all and to be fair I am still hoping for Sisters to be resurrected.
The good news is the Adran has been very supportive (and I have been supportive of him too) and allowed me to cancel my Warriors of Dale order.