Currently, it is mid-morning. You sit in your recreation room in the basement.
> Recreation Room – Designed anew, the room is one of your sources of pride. Black granite flooring leads on to black painted walls with the odd white contrasting angled line, breaking the dark. The counters in the wet bar are a dark marble, with downlights under the front lip which change colour in intervals. The room houses a few comfortable couches as well as an Air Hockey table, black felted poker table, retro pinball machine and Pacman/Galaga arcade machine. A state of the art sound system is hooked up and is usually at least playing classical music when nothing else is turned on. A small wine cellar out back is reasonably stocked, although the most expensive wines are kept in a safe.
Your butler (Nigel Goddard) is currently unpacking upstairs, while Violet is no doubt attending her chores somewhere around the mansion.
Later today, a second maid you hired with Violet's help will arrive, and require direction. Additionally, you still have yet to make the decision whether or not to let Nigel oversee the finances of both your house and the Root Beer Factory in town. However, these two issues do not need any urgent attention so for now you are free to choose what you would like to do:
[ ] Relax in the rec room
[ ] Find Violet and chat while she attends her duties
[ ] Read your grandfather's journal
[ ] Other (specify)