I figured I might as well fill you in as to what is currently going on.
We've been searching pretty hard for houses, it has been our dream to finally be homeowners, and that dream has finally come true thanks to a lot of hard work and a little over 9 years of saving up. It happened to be the first house in our list (go figure) although we saw some real winners sarcasm
that I myself would not wish on anyone. There is more room than we ourselves know what to do with, having lived in a tiny 10 by 12 bedroom for many years. When I mean lived in, I truly mean lived in. The process was not as rough as we had originally thought it might be, more that the process was time-consuming. We signed our 100+ pages of contract, and sighed in relief. Currently having our own house still feels like a mini-vacation from our prior situation.
However one of the joys of home ownership happens to be that when things break, prepare to be broke. One week in, our plumbing was backed up. We could only flush the toilets once a day, but for some reason, showering was still possible with little to no effect. After dealing with many horrible companies that did not know the meaning of customer service and tried to back us into a corner like some sort of criminals, we finally gave them the proverbial finger and chose our own company, which came out that very night. Many much expenses later, the roots were cleaned out of our sewers which was the first problem, a main line clean out was installed to make future issues easy to address, and we learned that the final problem was the connection to the city sewers. They cleaned out that second clog and advised us to speak with the city as that connection is entirely the city's responsibility.
So while all of this was going on, I was promoted and have been training for a new position. Of course I was exhausted learning all of this new material and the stress of the sewer issues was draining my battery quick. Throw in a new schedule and switching from part to full-time and I was at first dreaming of going back to bed from the moment I woke up. With the sewer issue resolved, I've had a much easier time adjusting to a full 40 hour week. While I still adore my sleep, I'm not wanting to sleep to escape from the stress anymore, but just because I need rest : )
Of course I do need to bring up the hammies. They are doing well and enjoy having so much space to run around in their hamster balls in. In fact I would say that they are entirely pleased not to be in a room with a loud A/C unit. They are just as spoiled as ever; even Mochi our little Tsundere ham has been begging for attention.
Right now we are currently working on building ourselves a wrap around desk for our crafting room, which would not only provide me the room to do more of my bead work, but will make life easier for me when I need to get on the computer. Hopefully I won't be remaining much of a stranger from now on. No promises though. Never figured my adult life would be so jam-packed, given how much of a shut-in I am outside of work, but hey, it keeps life pretty interesting