Still alive. I promise.
Never followed through on the lawsuit with the scammy landlord. Too much stress to only get my deposits back (yes, he stole them). Broke up with the guy I was seeing at the time a few months after the landlord fiasco. Was ready to give up on dating completely.
Thankfully, I've got great friends and I am now engaged to an absolutely wonderful man.
I still draw, but my scanner no longer speaks to my computer. Stupid Dell. (I hate this laptop more than any electronic device I've ever owned; I'm never getting a dell again.) I still make crafty stuff and have collected some more ribbons from art shows.
I just installed the DA mobile app on my phone. Now I'll see about using itand trying to be more active on here. Life is good. Mostly.