So for anyone that follows this space, yes, I have indeed moved into a new place. Not loving it, but for now anyway, it seems it may be tolerable. It's sort of amazing just how much the feeling of not being suffocated, and being able to breathe a bit better can feel a touch like a small bit of optimism...
Internet's been an issue though, and the download speeds I'm getting seem to vary wildly, which I don't quite understand -- sometimes I get some (imo, great) speeds of 13 MB/s download speeds, but often, especially on my main/ desktop computer, I get low speeds of about 1 MB/s (even while sometimes getting much, much better speed on my lapt
Well, despite having to move on ridiculously short notice, with a huge dose of help from my brother, I've been able to find a place. It's not great, it's pricier than I can reasonably afford, and it certainly has its issues otherwise, but hopefully it will at least be a place to hunker down for a little while as I catch my breath.
That said, I'd lived here for a year without having felt like I'd truly had time to settle in enough to put a serious effort into a search before it was absolutely essential, so I'm skeptical it will be a quick process. I remain glacially slow.... Sloths would look at me and agonize over the pace of my meandering,