I’m still here! Although I have been a very bad girl lately and not written here in over a month. However, all that is about to change in a very big way. First let me catch you up on what’s been going on here in the deep South.
After my last post I took a one week vacation from work and spent it with Teacher. He had a couple of gigs in Florida and I had a wonderful time with him. Also during that week my parents came and helped my sister move out of the house. She’s now two states away and we are all very thankful for that. I do lover her, and I miss Little Bubba something awful, but it was past time for us to go our separate ways.
After I got back from my vacation I found that the Preacher had taken all of the appliances. Yes. ALL of them, including the refrigerator. Warm beer sucks. As far as food goes, canned foods and pop tarts can only be tolerated for so long. That was not fun, especially since I soon discovered that my sister had taken both of the can openers with her. That Bitch.
So a week after living off of Pop Tarts and Spaghetti Os (I actually had to use a knife and hammer to open the can), Teacher and his friend, Artist, decided that it was time for me to just go ahead and move. Oh, and it didn’t help things that my sister went off without paying the water bill, which I had given her the money for, and it was about to be turned off along with the electricity. So after very little thought I decided that they were right and he came the following Saturday to come and pick me up.
During all of this I was stressing over what to do about my job. Bossman had threatened a long time ago that if I turned in my notice and he found a replacement before my time was up, then he would just have to go ahead and let me go. In light of that I decided to just wait and not give him any notice. One part of me hated doing that to him, but another part didn’t care because I was too afraid that he would just let me go anyway and then I’d be completely stuck with no job, no car, and no power/water at the house. So I don’t feel too bad about sending him a text right before leaving work that Saturday explaining that it was my last day and why.
“Dreams, dreams always dreams with you, never common sense.”
Ok, on to more important stuff. The original plan was for me to stay with Teacher until I found a new job and a new apartment. Unfortunately, I didn’t find a job right away, and then the apartment that I had picked out got rented to someone else. Everything really does happen for a reason though. A couple of weeks ago Teacher and I decided that finding a place together wasn’t such a bad idea. We were enjoying spending more time together and combining our resources would benefit both of us.
I started searching for a place for us to rent. I found a couple of great places, but nothing seemed to be working out. Then we heard about an apartment for rent and set up a time to go look at it. The property management lady (PML) was very nice and showed us a couple of places, and when we asked if she had anything else she said yes. We followed her to the house (yes! a house!) and when she turned in the driveway, we both looked at each other and laughed. It’s two houses down from where our friend CoolGal is moving into this weekend. Plus the house was adorable!
It’s a little craftsman style cottage that’s the perfect size for us. It’s also just been renovated. We told PML that we had to think about it. An hour later we were in her office filling out the paperwork.
While we were there I mentioned to her that I didn’t have a job yet, and she asked what kind of work I do. I told her and later that week I started working for her. Yay!
Oh, wait…one more thing. In between all of this craziness I started a new website that covers local music and art events, and I have somehow become a bit of a socialite in my new hometown, which is awesome. I started it mainly because I was bored. That’s just what I do. Next thing I knew, two days later, I had over 600 likes on its Facebook page. Weird. A week later at a big social gathering, people were coming up to me saying, “You’re the girl from that website.” Of course I did a double take at first. A flash of terror crossed my mind as I thought that they were talking about this one. Then I realized what they were actually talking about. Whew.
Damn. One more thing. I made a deal with Teacher that for every chapter I finish on my book, he will write/perform/record an original song. The plan is to keep each other motivated in pursuing our dreams. So I may not be writing on here quite as much, but I will definitely be working toward my goal of finishing my book very soon. And since I’ll have my very own quiet little office in our cute little house, I have no more excuses.
So, I think that gets us caught up.
Happy humping & write on!