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Extra Life 2016

Note: I’ve had this post written for a while, but between work commitments and some health issues I totally forgot to post it earlier.

During this past Saturday November 5, I participated in Extra Life‘s 24 hour gaming marathon. This was my second year participating in the marathon and I must say that it was such a rewarding experience. Last year, my husband and I divided the marathon into two 12-hour sections. He played for twelve hours and I played for twelve, also streaming it on Twitch.

This year

This year, it was quite different. We invited two of our friends, who are also Extra Lifers, to our house so we could do the marathon together. A few weeks before the marathon, we compiled a list of games we could play as a group, and individually. It was a mix of retro and modern games, so we could have the best of both worlds. We begun the marathon at 9:25 AM, and we were scared that we weren’t going to last the 24 hours. Surprisingly, we did!

The experience was wonderful, we had an amazing time as friends playing video games. But most importantly, we helped raised more than $850 for the kids of the San Jorge Children’s Foundation in just 24 hours. My husband and I will keep participating in Extra Life as long as we can.

If you love video games, and want to help out a cause, Extra Life is a great movement to join. I suggest you look up a local team or guild and get more information as to how you can help out!

If you’d like to donate to my campaign, I would greatly appreciate it. You can do so by visiting this link.

Here are some photos from the marathon:

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Remodeling Office

Juan and I have been living at our apartment for one year now, and the room we use the most is our Office. When moving in, we decided to use the Master Bedroom as the office and use the second largest room as our bedroom. Since we knew that we were going to be either at the office or living room most of the time, it was a good compromise for us.

The setup we had worked for us for some time, but now that we’re doing various production and gaming related things, we needed a change in our space to make it easier to record content and create a mini-studio in our office. We had been talking about this for a week and decided to do it today. It was going to be hard work because we have a lot of stuff. Even though the whole moving and cleaning process was long and stressful, we took advantage of the situation and got rid of things we weren’t using or were broken, and some stuff we will be giving away. It worked out for us in the end. Even though there are still some things to do, our space is mostly finished and we like this setup much better than the previous one.

You’ll be able to see a partial “Before” and “After” in the pictures below. The photo on the left was when we initially started moving our computer desks with all of our stuff. And the photo on the right is when we cleaned most of the mess and organized it in some shelves we have in the closet, and some stuff we put in our third room that we use for storage. On the other side of the room, we’ll have the wall with two TVs and a couch. It’s perfect because we can easily change it to any setup we want: Podcast, Gaming, Interviews, etc.

Note: Juan’s desk is on the right, mine is on the left.

We are very excited to start using this space more efficiently, especially when creating video content.