God I'm running out of ideas for journals, so I'll just date the updates instead.
I feel like I leave you all high and dry when there are periods of time I do nothing at all, and submit maybe one picture a month. I'm sorry for all this. I'm still extremely busy with everything, and it's not likely to change any time soon.
I've been accepted into University, and am going to be studying New Media arts. Media Design as my Major, and Photomedia as my Minor. This is so I can get into my desired career in Graphic Design. The first year subjects are really boring, but at least I'll be doing something. This also limits my options for jobs, so I've decided that I'm going to roll up my sleeves and look for a job, any
job that will pay me so I can move out of the current place I'm living in, so I can live with my boyfriend Jack, without the government dropping our government assistance because we'll be considered DeFacto.
Other news is that the power bill for my share-house came sometime last week, and of course, with four people living here instead of three, the power bill is more. Bear in mind though, the last bill was estimated, which means for that period of time, they took the year before usage, and charged them that instead of what they actually used. At that
point they got the usage from, only two people lived in the house, so there is no way the last bill is the exact usage of what three people used, yet one of the housemates tells me that's what they paid and so on. I try explain to them what 'Estimated' means and they just get shitty and tell me that's what they used and paid.
So the housemates see the last bill, and this bill, and see that it has doubled. Their first assumption? That my being there has made the bill higher. Of course that's the case, but not by as much as they think. Yes, I have an industrial fan and bar fridge, and two fluorescent lights, and my room is bigger, but that doesn't mean I doubled the power bill.
Though to stop arguments, I offered to pay $50 more than what I should, for the sake of them only having to pay $100 each toward the bill. I will be paying $180....and was that enough for them? No it was not. They insist that they only should pay $85 toward the power bill, and leave me with the rest. That would leave me out of pocket $225. Money which I do not have. One out of three housemates is happy to pay $100, it's just the other two that don't understand shared living. You split utility costs...not tell someone how much you want
to may. Damn if I only had to pay $100 for a power bill, I'd be kissing everyone's feet!
Either way, I'm only going to pay my $180, and after that I don't care. They can't force me to pay half the power bill when I didn't use that much power *sigh*
Also due to having to pay more than I should for the power bill, I am unable to seek medical attention for myself and my rats. At this point I'm more worried about my rats as they don't have medical insurance. My youngest rat, Trogdor, seems to be getting sick. He's making weird sounds like he's having trouble breathing, and it worries me. It's only sometimes though, but I'm worried because my friend's black rat had similar problems, and ended up dying of a respiratory infection, even after she spent $300 on this rat to make it better.
I'll be watching Trogdor, but for now he's happy and fat, and plays with the others like a boss. Hopefully he doesn't get any worse, otherwise unfortunately there will be nothing I can do to save him
Onto better news though. I've been looking at my gallery recently, and noticing little mistakes. For those stalkers, you may have already noticed me changing minor things in my pictures.
But there will be some big things, like re-doing my Hunter's Moon Cover. I've started writing more of it too, so hopefully making a cover for a book will actually be for something other than ideas in my head.
So anyways my lovelies, that's about all that's going on. And that will explain my absence and ones to come. I will be unable to do commissions, as I'm busy and just don't really have it in me to draw stuff that's not really personal (sorry, just not in the right frame of mind). I still owe some people some stuff (*VampiraLady
I haven't forgotten about you, my reasons are above, and I'm sorry for taking so long. I will start on it asap
Hope you all have a wonderful day