Um...not really much. Well okay maybe a lot. I just don't know how to put it down in words. At least words on a screen. So let's go.
For those who have kept up with my life, I used to live in Virginia as my husband's military job was stationed there. Well last year he finally got out and we felt we needed to move closer to family in Houston. The move itself was a long process as we didn't use professional movers to move our stuff to clear out our house. My son, my MiL and myself stayed with a family member in Texas while hubs drove to and from Virginia with a van full of stuff to put in storage. This took a couple of months while we lived off savings.
Then came the part of selling the house. We had offers...mostly waaaaay below what we were asking until finally we came to an accord with an offer that wouldn't put us in a hole of debt. While all that was happening, I was up in Northern Texas (not Houston) taking care of my kid and assisting in taking care of two very elderly people. Very stubborn disabled ones. Where internet and getting a signal was deplorable unless I went into town. Hubs stayed with his sister in Houston, while waiting for the house to sell and was finding a job.
This was our strategy. Me and son stay with hub's uncle while hubs did...just about everything. I know, it sounds bad but he kept insisting that I should watch our kid since two elderly people couldn't keep up with him very well. While hubs looked for a job, I did my best doing research for apartments since we wouldn't be able to afford a house right away.
Over time, our savings was starting to run out and we still were paying stuff off. So I felt I had to step in and got a job and MiL assisted in putting our son into daycare, which was criminally cheap in that small town. My job wasn't much, I was a simple busser with a $5 hourly wage with a 1 or 2% tip thing based on how well the waitresses got tipped. But my job did help keep savings from running completely out. It didn't stop it but it slowed it long enough for Hubs to find a job. And then we started to build the savings up a little while we waited for our apartment to be available for move in. (We picked out the same complex as his sister)
So after a few weeks, I left my job, and we finally moved down to Houston to be together under one roof again.
Is that the end? Nope...
Two weeks later, hub"s uncle passed away. Hubs and MiL helped set up a funeral with other family members while I stayed behind to take care of son and SiL's dog. It was sad but we knew his time was coming soon...maybe just not THAT soon.
Another two weeks later...Hurricane Harvey happened. On my Birthday.
Oh man, Hurricane Harvey. We got lucky. We lived in North East Texas and we weren't in a flood zone and we didn't even lose power. But there was rain for days. Daaaaaaaays. I was starting to wonder if we were gonna get flooded anyway because it didn't stop. Not even our cars got damaged. At least not flood damaged. Something went weird with Hubs car so he's been using mine until we save up enough for his to get looked at and fixed.
So...things are mostly fine. I've lost family members over the years and gained new ones. I've lost interests and gained new interests. I'm mildly into pokemon. Though more into just reading Nuzlocke comics. I'll come back to playing again. I've picked up on watching Critical Role/ other people play dungeons and dragons. I replayed Lunar Silver Star Complete. That was fun, though I've been told the original Sega CD is much better so I've been watching a LP. Once I've completed that (maybe watch Silver star harmony as well to compare) I'm going to play Lunar 2 Eternal Blue complete, one of my top favorite games.
Like Lunar SSC, I haven't touched Lunar: EBC, since I was a teenager during highschool (I'm 32). Also I never completed the epilogue for EBC either. Even though I knew what happened. (Friends spoiled me on everything back then) It'll be nice to play again after forgetting some details from long ago. I remember major points but mundane, not so.
Another fun fact: When I was...I had to have just turned 16 or 17 when I was first introduced to Lunar 2 EBC but at the time, I associated with jrpg's with silent cutscenes like in final fantasy before FFX. So when I watched a very spoilery cutscene, my mind was blown when I heard the characters talking.
I'm starting to get distracted and I can't think of what to type next anymore.