Desert Rein
(Nature is so fucking metal!)

Registration Date: 13th September 2011
Date of Birth: Not Specified
Local Time: 26th February 2017 at 05:16 AM
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Joined: 13th September 2011
Last Visit: 9th September 2016 01:21 PM
Total Posts: 7,538 (3.78 posts per day | 0.33 percent of total posts)
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Country: Netherlands
Gender: Female
Favourite Character: all of them
Bio: American from Mare-izona, currently residing in the Neightherlands. I do some art and writing from time to time, and post a comic/blog usually every week or two.

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 M14Brony (27th August 2016 at 09:57 PM)
Ouch. Hopefully you won't run into that guy again. What makes him think that the appearance of a dog is automatically due to abuse and/or neglect, as opposed to disease? I haven't seen a dog pop keys off of a keyboard and eat them, but I am sure there are all sorts of odd things dogs do that I haven't seen. Hopefully your dog will recover in due time.

Settling in is going well now. I even finally started going back to the gym again, as those boxes seemed heavier than they were the last time I moved a number of years ago (I was lifting weights more regularly back then). I am not in top physical shape by any means, but I am a bit less out of shape, and I have definitely gained some strength (more than I had all those years ago).

Interestingly, while the road work has subsided, I accidentally found a route that bypasses all of the areas of work while walking one day. The distance isn't that bad, so I can now get to and from that area of interest without even having to bother with driving and finding parking. :)

I had an old copy of the contract; declawing is not required. It didn't take long before I wound up with cat hair on just about everything. :P My cat is affectionate, although he does have a history of some odd eye allergy (minor irritation).
 M14Brony (29th June 2016 at 10:15 PM)
It is nice to have most of the stuff out of the way for now. I still haven't decided on how my workshop will be set up yet, but I no longer have stacks of boxes littering the place. I have been busy lately, as this morning shift enables me to live a more normal life.

A small victory is a step forward, given the behind-the-scenes cronyism and such that occurs in parts of cyberspace.

I am getting better at knowing the area, but more of it is still unknown that known. Granted, there is some irritating road work going on that throws a bit of a wrench into things. I am guessing it will drag on for some time.

It's good to know you finally tracked down a new pet. I still haven't made any definite move on this. The guidelines seem to be somewhat contradictory; I have heard of a declaw requirement, only to be told of something not indicating such a requirement. Hopefully such a declaw clause turns out to be false (it is probably safe to assume this place has had tenants that have caused far more problems than a cat with claws can possibly cause).

Hotter weather doesn't seem to bother me as much as it did in the past. I suppose that outdoor HVAC work in extreme temperature conditions is still yielding "dividends" that are proving useful, even though I am no longer in the service tech/mechanic aspect of such work. Granted, the new job is too easy at times. For instance, I could have most likely used my skills to do some electrical troubleshooting on some problematic pumps. However, due to liability reasons, it seems like upper management wants to have a licensed electrician do such work instead.
 M14Brony (4th June 2016 at 05:19 AM)
I haven't lost anything personal, but I managed to have far more stored away than initially anticipated. The process was laborious, but I am now completely done with things; I have no other business at my old place. I need to do some finalizing in terms of setting up, but I have been taking extra time to get rid of things I don't need. I certainly don't miss the long commutes to work.

From what I have seen while lurking, it seems you did manage to win an award. Congratulations. :)

Oddly, I have been the same way at times. I even remember someone asking me where a certain street was, but I was unable to tell him. When I passed through that part of the city later in the day, I quickly realized I always knew that area, but not the name of the specific road. Fortunately, I am becoming more familiar with the immediate area, and I am hoping to scout out some secondhand bookshops not too far from home.

Hopefully you will have a new pet in due time. I am working on setting aside cash for a cat deposit in the future.
 M14Brony (18th May 2016 at 04:30 PM)
Fortunately, time has seemed to move more quickly than I anticipated. I should be done with all of this moving stuff later this weekend. I managed to move out the personal library and some other things in a piecemeal manner, and I am now waiting to move furniture and such. I have also managed to find a good deal of junk I forgot I had and get rid of it.

Popularity contests in general are asinine. There are too many situations in which who you know is more important than what you actually know. Appeal to popularity is a logical fallacy for a reason. It's good to know that such a thing will be less of an issue.

I still have a fair deal to learn, but my new neighborhood is becoming a bit more familiar. In fact, it seems that I went through parts of it in the past without realizing it at the time. Becoming accustomed to it shouldn't prove to be much different than previous situations where I moved somewhere new. Hopefully I will end up having stable employment so I don't have to move again anytime soon.
 M14Brony (30th April 2016 at 10:48 PM)
Cats do require less maintenance. Additionally, they fit in my small car (Toyota Corolla) more easily, and my new place doesn't allow dogs. Hopefully you will be able to prove your mother-in-law wrong in due time. :)

I have finally managed to get around half of my personal library packed. Fortunately, I am able to occasionally get additional boxes from work (they would otherwise be thrown out for recycling). It would be nice if I could "fast forward" to the end of next month, as all of this moving stuff would be out of the way. It will be worth it in the end (I will live in a part of a city that is said to be nice, and I will no longer spend two hours commuting to and from work every day).

It makes sense that such caution is needed for such content. Combing through all sorts of stuff to find "gold" also seems standard for just about everything. Hopefully people will take notice of your work. It looks like you still have some time to sneak in a chapter of what you wrote.