The other good thing is that I've basically skyrocketed through the ranks at Heroes of the Realm. (On that note, I'm averaging 5-15 zones a day in Clicker Heroes.) While they do have a Halloween event going on right now, I was hanging around in the mid to lower 4,000s as my typical. But today, I had gold to spare, not to mention, time. So I went adventuring, picked up some hero cards, burned them, spent time with that...
...And mainly, crafting items with gems. But I ran low...so I went to the market, and with cash to burn, bought some fancy rare items (presumably overpriced) while nabbing bargain-value gems, to knock out a bunch of the upgrades to my heroes I had been wanting to do. Which worked.
A minor side-effect of this, in the Colosseum, my army in the Expert's League is always either mediocre enough to stay or just good enough to advance onto Masters (where--no matter which of my two League armies I use and how buffed I make them--I end up absolutely massacred as dead-last each time), this time, I'm actually in second! And better yet, the improvements I made, I made AFTER I had already lost to first place, so in the rematch tomorrow (tomorrow being day two out of three), it's possible I'll beat him.
...Not particularly probable, mind you. He absolutely massacred me. (I watched the battle. He lost two soldiers, with the remaining ones being at under half health mostly except for one who was at basically full. I lost all ten of mine. He probably got an A rank. S or B are both possible, but A is my guess as to what he got. Not something like F--barely passing--nor something like C--comfortably passing--but an A, where he easily passed.) Heck, I might lose second place tomorrow because even with these improvements, I only got an F-pass against previously-second-place, now-third. (That was probably a bit of an upset.) If the other players put in time to improve their armies like I did, I'm screwed.
Buthey, one can hope, right?
And I am still ridiculously proud of how far I've come. Now, granted, I'll probably lose points the next time I feel like getting rid of my redundant heroes (I have one or two duplicates right now), but right now, I'm sitting comfortably at 3,500. I could stagnate, and thus, drop, but...1,500 down, 1,000 to go!
...And then, there's the bad stuff. As a start? My keys have disappeared. There's only two places they could be: in my jacket's zipped-up pocket...or on the table. They weren't in the jacket, so I assumed they were on the table......but they weren't. So, I'm kind-of screwed.
Worse, I promised my group I would submit my work to them, which I said I had mostly done.
...I lied. I have barely any of it done at all.
I have to send it to them before tomorrow, too.