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Because yeah, did more of that. Too short of sleep to do much of anything that required brains, sadly. I got started cleaning up my main floors, putting in consistent wall and floors patterns, removing torches and replacing them with glowstone. I got a notion that I wanted the ceiling of the main floor to be UBC marble, and there was this huge seam of it up where the 2nd floor was going to be....

Long story short, I went nuts and quarried out the entire layer of marble, which was a huge pocket in the mountain. During the course of it, I decided that the silk-touch pick was too slow, and made my TCon hammer into a silk-touch hammer, so I could get the marble out intact. Also put a cobalt head on my silk-touch pick, to make it faster. I started putting floors in and smoothing out the huge cyst I'd dug in the heart of the mountain, which made me realize I needed a new hammer, without silk-touch enchantment, so I could get cobblestone for fill. So I made a mostly iron hammer with a ferrous head for mining speed. I ended up with a LOT of marble, probably far more than I will need unless I decide to build an entire nether palace out of marble.

I still need to build a sheep pen, and do some deep mining, though. You'd think I'd have had enough mining, but at the altitude I quarried out the marble, there's only coal, fossils, and apatite. My iron, copper, tin, and aluminum oreberry farms keep a steady trickle of those metals coming in, but I need ore blocks to breed and grow resource crops for the other ores. The useful industrial ores are mostly found below sea level. The fossil frequency could stand to be tuned down a bit--they're everywhere; I'll have to look and see if F&A lets me configure that.

Have I mentioned that I need to build a cattle farm some day? I need leather for balloons for the airships I want to build for long-range exploration. Books can be made purely from wood and paper thanks to Tinker's Construct's alternate book recipe, but there's no substitute for leather for airships. Oh well.

"Midsommer Murders" was actually amusing tonight; every now and then they have an episode that has interesting and funny characters in it. The actor that played the murderer was very good, as his character gave me 'something off about this guy, girl you do NOT want to marry him' vibes from his first appearance, even though he ostensibly was a very nice young man and did nothing overt or sinister on-screen.
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