Hello everyone. As people may or may not notice, I deleted the previous journal. That's mostly in part due to the fact that the person mentioned therein decided to out themselves, apparently after stalking my page for who knows how long. I didn't want people to know who I was talking about because I don't want to make them an actual target (though thankfully it would appear they hid their comment prior to my deleting it anyway; no idea how many people saw it, but if anyone did, I ask that this person be left alone.)
The other reason I deleted the journal is it's not necessary anymore. Thanks to the help that we received (you people are amazing and I love you all; that includes the not-so-anonymous ko-fi donator. I know who you are. Apparently donating through ko-fi means I get to see from PayPal who has donated. YOUR ANONYMITY IS DENIED!), we were able to keep afloat until the tax returns owed to me by the state of Virginia for the past TWO YEARS finally arrived. I also got some good news! I may be able to work out a deal with the property manager to move to a smaller unit, given that these are unique circumstances, and I was given misinformation about downsizing when I asked roughly a year ago as it is. Plus the property manager is an awesome guy, he alone is worth staying here (the dude brought over a portable AC unit when our AC broke last year, walked over in the sweltering heat still wearing a suit and tie. Dude's a badass). If we're not able to work something out, unfortunately we may have to move, which could take us 30 miles away from here, making my commute to work 2 hours again.
It's still a lot of what-ifs, but things are finally looking up.
On top of it all, I have made a lot of progress with my 3D modelling, and with the money we got for the tax refund, I was able to buy what I needed to fix my old apple pencil, and now I can draw on my ipad again. I won't be able to use SAI/SAI v2, but Procreate and MediBang Paint are pretty dang amazing too. I'm hoping to start drawing for you awesome peeps again.
At any rate, that's about it. Sorry about all the doom and gloom and absence lately. Adulting is... difficult. But we're getting by.