Good Things

Narrowing in on a house rental within the right price range. Didn’t get the one we wanted, so we’re looking at a bigger house at the top of our rent range. Also negotiated with my current apartment complex, and they’re bringing the price down on a renovated 3 bedroom. Honestly, tho, I’d rather have a house. Another two or three showings next week and we’ll hopefully be signing for something.

In other news, a liberal application of NewSkin prior to affixing my Omnipod seems to have done the trick. 24 hours and counting and no burning red itchiness around and under the adhesive. You don’t realize how much stress minor discomfort puts you under until it goes away.

As noted previously, line edits for GW are here! I’ve made a little progress this week, but decided to take this Friday off to really dig into them. I’ve been preoccupied with peak season at work (this week is the last week of peak season), and with some of my job stress easing off a bit, I feel comfortable getting these in the bag. I want them back out the door by the 23rd.

Another reason for the Friday off is just general exhaustion and burnout. I’m trying to do too many things at once, and monitoring how we were doing this tax season in order to provide myself with a guestimate of whether or not I’d have my job come March was a lot more stressful than I thought it would be. Coordinating house hunting when you don’t have a car is also a lot more stressful than you might think. Pair that with the adhesive allergy, and it’s just been a wearing couple of weeks.

Looking forward to the day when I can actually take off more than a day or two at a time again. May end up taking unpaid time in August. My grandmother is renting a beach house, and my folks are keen on seeing me. I’d rather be going somewhere exotic, but I’ll take whatever I can get at this point. Cancelled Wiscon this year already in favor of getting a car come April.

Bring on the book checks, yo.

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