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Bragging kinda

January 31st, 2016 at 03:27 pm

Just finished my taxes. Took maybe 25 minutes? Anyways, I was saddened to see that the Amazon 10% bonus promo is gone. Too bad. I really enjoyed that the past 2 years.

Also, I have hit a peculiar milestone. My net worth is now almost at the point where my total debt cratered more than a decade ago. In other words, if I used to owe... let's say a thousand dollars, then my current net worth is currently at a thousand dollars. It's like that, only a lot bigger.

Not massive, mind you. I mean, I am not filthy rich or anything, nor did I owe a ridiculous amount back in the day... though it was certainly enough for me to feel utterly hopeless. I am happy to say, today, I feel absolutely hopeful, like I really could have a chance a life after all.

Money may not bring happiness, but I can personally attest that it most certainly can give one a peace of mind.

I am forever grateful for everyone in this community who has helped me get here. You were the support that so desperately needed, and did not have in real life.

Now I just have to keep moving forward....

Something bothers me

January 6th, 2016 at 09:45 pm

It's not who said this that bothers me, but rather what this person said. "I can't believe you bought a house." I can't believe it either. I feel like I've given in or given up on my dreams and have merely settled for reality. I feel like am betraying something, or letting someone down. This bothers me. I feel like I don't entirely belong here, where I am. I feel like I am still living in someone else's house.

I don't know how to come to terms with all this just yet. All I know is that my commute was really bothering me, and this place effectively solves all that. For now.

Back again

January 6th, 2016 at 02:29 am

So, the temperature earlier in the mid day was like just below 40, and it is expected to get below 20 tonight. Winter time has definitely arrived here.

It's gotten to a point where my little heater can't keep up anymore. Of course, central heating is still set to 50 like I usually do every winter, and anyway, the HVAC in this new house isn't all that great to begin with.

So, after a brief mulling over dinner, I've decided to throw my mattress into my closet again, and bring my heater in there as well.

I'm sure you're all curious as to what the new space looks like, so I took this pic:



This is an unvarnished view of the current situation. To just get through tonight, I have done nothing else to the space other than to shove everything aside to make room for the mattress. Clearly, more work will need to be done to actually make it look nice and livable.

Well if I do anything more with this, I'll be sure to update. Sanity check: Yep, still crazy.