tarnera: (Firefly - Where's my town?)
And it is December 1st. 23 days until my 25th birthday... what a strange feeling.

Soon I'll be able to rent a car, and now that I am (finally) able to drive that's actually a possibility, lmao.

But my life is a quarter over (assuming I live to 100) and I haven't managed to do much with it. Still working on getting that medical coding certification--I really want to get that so I can move out of this place. My parents are really great (especially for putting up with me this long) but... omg I want to leave so bad.

I really haven't accomplished much, and... I'm not an ambitious person. So I probably never will. I'm ok with that, honestly. Getting a job and living on my own is enough of a goal, preferably far away from my folks. I love them, but I'd love being far away from them more, I think.

Anyway. Need to work harder to get that certification, I've kind of been slacking. Bad, I know, but I plead Thanksgiving. /waves hands/ I'll get it done, I have confidence in myself.

I'm thinking about going to Nashville, TN in January, I've got some friends in the area. Gonna go there for a week, I think, unless something changes. Get out of the house, away from my parents and having to take care of Grandma... by then I'll definitely need the break.

I should probably work more on my cross stitch, too... all my free time has gone to a new show I discovered, Tiger & Bunny. It's fun, like a buddy cop show except with superheroes.

...I never know what to say here anymore, I post all my stream-of-conscience and babbling on Plurk these days.
tarnera: (Hitchhiker's - NOTHING)
...ok, seriously, self? You need to post more than once a month. It's not that hard. You don't even have a real job. /punts self

*ahem* A-anyway. Yet another update on my move... it looks like we're finally, FINALLY getting our shit together about this whole thing... on Sunday, me and my dad are going to take another truckload of stuff up to South Dakota. We did this two weeks ago, and it worked out really, really well--this time, we're taking a bigger truck, and hoping to get the last of the stuff in our house that can be taken before the final moving-the-people move. The carpet goes in on Monday. The bathrooms are almost finished--that took long enough. And almost everything that can/will be packed is packed.

Really... as much as I'm going to miss my friends here--and I will miss them terribly--it's. Kind of a relief to be moving at last. There's certainly going to be less stress if I'm not working on painting baseboards, or replacing switches/outlits (yay, wiring hot--seriously, don't do that at home, kids :\ ), or helping my mother go through the ton of crap we have in our basement and attic that we probably should have gotten rid of ten years ago. And I want a job. I want moneyies. I'm tired of mooching off my folks (even though I am working for them, so it's not technically mooching). And having something to do with my day will stop my dad from complaining about my addiction to the internet, since I'll be visibly not connected to it all the time.

A whole summer of packing/moving is annoying. I just want this over with.
tarnera: (Star Trek - Reject captaincy)
Jeez, it seems like all I ever post about lately is how I never post anything, or how I have nothing to post about. That, and memes. Let's see... looks like last post I mentioned that we were hoping to put the house on the market and move by early June.

Hah.

Hahahah.

HAHAHAHAH.

Um, no. No, that very much hasn't happened. At this point, I think we'll be lucky to get out of here by early AUGUST. We keep on finding problems... first, we were going to just replace one tile each in two of our bathrooms. In one of them (we'll call it the Blue Bathroom), they discovered termite damage. Ok, so we have to replace the floor, fine. We called in inspectors, the whole nine yards; they couldn't be sure, but they tentatively decided the damage was old, simply because they couldn't find any of the little critters.

And then when we were throwing out some of the damaged wood, a few baby termite-grub-things fell out.

DAMMIT.

So, call the inspectors back... now, the entire tile wall around the tub has to be ripped apart and replaced. -_-
Hopefully, that's all we have to do in the Blue Bathroom. I guess we should be grateful they didn't start chewing on the ceiling of the room below... that would have sucked, since we just payed to get that ceiling fixed.

Now, the other bathroom (we'll call it Pink). Its floor was fine, no damage or anything, but for as long as we've been living here, there's been a giant hole in the wall right about where the soap dish should be. Our theory is that someone possibly was falling or lost their balance somehow, grabbed the dish to stop themselves, and ripped it right out of the wall... anyway, turns out that the entire wall had dry rot all up and down the backside. So, that had to go. And because there was no way we'd ever match the tile (it was really pretty pink-with-white-spattering tile from the 60's), we had to take down the tile around the sink and replace that, too.

They're still working on finishing that one up (listens to the chorus of hammering and chiseling going on), but I think it's going to look pretty good when they get done.

The other thing we're stuck waiting on is the moving truck to move all our boxes and furniture and stuff out. Then we'll be able to get the new carpet in, since the people we're paying to do that can't carpet rooms full of stuff, of course.

Sometimes this thing feels like a complicated puzzle. Or one of those Traffic Jam games. You have to move this piece here before you can move that piece there, and so on and so forth.

But we're making progress, even though we keep on discovering things that need fixing. It's just taking longer than we'd hoped... *sigh*

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