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Aug. 15th, 2014


Really Late Update

And it's fairly short, too.

Apartment mostly settled into. Small apartment, but hey. Doc visits set up and waiting on referrals for a lot of stuff. My psych meds have been changed, and my blood pressure RX has been (finally!) refilled. So I'm adjusting to a new med and going back on an old med that I was out of for about three months. Both of them involve light-headedness and dizzy spells during the adjustment period.

Those of you that haven't gotten your donation thingies yet, I have a list and am working my way down it. -waves hooks and needles-

Tomorrow, another friend is getting here with *their* worldly goods, moving into the same apartment complex from somewhere in MI. Tomorrow will be filled with boxes and cold drinks.

I really will give a longer update later, but for a fast endnote here - Mental and physical health already showing drastic signs of improvement.

Feb. 9th, 2014



So. The house. The house is a deathtrap of collapsing floors, rotting studs, leaky ceilings, thick black fuzzy growth, no central heating . . . I could go on in this vein for a while.

The state of West Virginia. We barely missed the official 'do not use' water from the spill. We live in between Huntington and Charelston, the two cities named most miserable in the US by a recent Gallup poll.

The job market. Not capable of supporting us paying rent, which was why we've been living in a place that doesn't have it.

The state of us. Three of us have mental and/or physical issues rendering us incapable of jobs. The local mental health options for the poverty stricken are . . . well, I talked about changing my medication and got told it would mean automatic drug testing first, and then mandatory random drug testing after. That's when I'm listened to.

We are therefore moving our asses out of here, across the country, to Washington state. Why there? Well, for starters, we have Family out there. And friends. And the minimum wage is higher there. And the unemployemnt is lower. And it's liberal. And the area we're looking at has only a slightly higher COL than here. And the water's safe to drink.

Really, it's that last one that drives it home.

This is going to take us shredding every resource we have available. And it's still going to be . . . yeah.


Originally posted by louisadkins at Your Attention, Please?
(X-Posted to Dreamwidth and Facebook)

Ladies and Gentlebeings, I direct those of you at the back of the tent to move closer, so everyone can see the display. We're moving, but we need some help getting there. Please take a moment to read up on it, and contribute if you can. Either way, I would appreciate a signal boost from as many people as possible. Thanks, all!

Click here to go to the fundraiser page.

Jan. 10th, 2014


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We're not in the area affected by the chemical spill, though one city on the far eastern side of our county is.

But yeah, having the phrase 'non-toxic' applied to something when the officials are listing symptoms like 'non-stop vomiting'? Fucking hell.

Nov. 5th, 2013


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-wobbles in and carefully places uterus on counter-

I'll be back for that later. Preferably when it's done misbehaving.

Oct. 7th, 2013


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I am developing a 'crochet callous'. I also have the beginnings of a granny square purse, though in this case, 'book bag' is going to be more accurate. Also, I both love and hate cotton yarn. I love it because when crocheted, it has this amazing texture that trips my happy buttons. Plus, machine washable! And so sturdy! However. I hate it because it is waaaaaay too easy to hook strands out of the worked piece as you're pulling a loop through. Or have it split into around 10 or so different strands when weaving in the ends. it also provides more active resistance to the hook, meaning I have to use more pressure to work through stitches.

But it's so bright and perfectly textured . . .

Jul. 30th, 2013


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Thou shalt treat lemon juice with much more respect in thine cooking. Eesh

Jul. 26th, 2013


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Jul. 25th, 2013


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Finding a granny square tutorial that works for me is proving to be very difficult. I'm going to keep searching YouTube in the hopes of finding a clear video that has good focus on the hands and the yarn as well as the person talking each step out. 'Cause so far I've got drawings or photos that are not helping me in the slightest and trying to read through the directions is not working with how I learn this kind of thing, to say nothing of the fact that I'm still at the stage where a set of directions that's mostly abbreviations makes things harder for me to pick up.

But! I am *going* to figure this out.

Jul. 22nd, 2013


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So, jadeamythest and I have been playing a decent amount of Minecraft together of late. Last night, I loaded up Feed The Beast and selected the Magic Farm pack. The initial world we were mucking around in together crashed (I blame the SMALL FUCKING ARMY of witches we ran into; started in a meadow right next to a jungle and a mystic grove.) but we figured out the cooking and the more complicated metals before the world crashed and refused to reload. Which is kinda sucky, because it was a really sweet starting spot, and there was an ultra small village that boiled down to a vinter's house and vineyard.

So this morning, I started up a new world. I'm debating screenshots and more entries, but I'm mostly enjoying spending the time with her on doing something we both have fun with.

Also, we have a hot tub with spring water in the small room we've dug out as the starting base. Possibly this is a hideously unfair advantage, but in the first world we killed about 20 or so witches for that spring water, and I wasn't about to give it up just because of a crash.

Jun. 11th, 2013


Update thingie

So, after sleeping almost the entire day since checking into the hotel (for lo, we were driving 1500 miles in one 24 hour period before the van decided she was not on board with this plan) we've got some more updates.

The exact cost of replacing the engine isn't certain, because the mechanic still needs to find an engine. We'll likely hear back from the shop after they open in the morning at this point. We've extended our hotel room for two more nights, and there's various food options in easy walking distance, as we seem to be on the main strip in this town. While we would prefer to repair the van and drive home in her, as she's the main family vehicle and replacing her would be more expensive than the certified used engine with warranty that we're looking at, we *do* have a backup plan if we can't manage that.

Rental UHAUL van with tow hook-up and haul her home. While catching rides with local friends and family isn't what we really want to do, it's still a solidly viable option that's far better than staying here. We've got someone back home looking at additional options for money, but we *do* have a way home if it comes down to it. Which we wouldn't have had without the help from lots of peoples. 'Thank you' doesn't really feel like enough, but know that you've got it from all three of us. We'll keep you all posted.

-lots of Mousie Hugs passed all aorund-

(Long story short for folks that don't have my husband friended - the van ate her own engine in eastern Wyoming as we were headed home from visiting Nonny, right around the I-90 exit for Devil's Tower, actually.)

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