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Desert Rein
(Nature is so fucking metal!)

Registration Date: 13th September 2011
Date of Birth: Not Specified
Local Time: 30th April 2016 at 03:04 PM
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Country: Netherlands
Gender: Female
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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 (22nd April 2016 at 05:39 PM)

Hopefully you can get a new dog soon. I grew up around them, so food on the floor wasn't an issue then (I have to use a vacuum cleaner now, though). :P The pet deposit fee isn't horrible where I am moving, so I may end up going with cats.

I can always renew a lease, which I typically do, given that I don't like to deal with moving (I would stay put if work were closer). And instead of packing things as diligently as I should be, I have been painting my toenails and reading periodicals instead. I should be spanked for laziness. :P

I don't know much about fic writing, but it is interesting that you were able to comb through so many of them. I find those planned, automatic updates/restarts on my laptop irritating as well. I wasn't aware there was a separate nomination process for mature fics (again, it shows what little I know about fic writing), but it's good to know you won't have to deal with a potential technicality over timing of publication. How long do you have to wait to find out about nomination for that category?
 M14Brony (21st April 2016 at 03:12 PM)
It's good to know you are doing well. :)

A steady income is useful for both, but as much as I dislike renting, a lease is often around a year or so, as opposed to 30. I have been approved for an apartment not too far from work, so now I need to start going through things, packing, etc.

Online classes would be convenient if I went down that route; I have survived online classes before when it came to general courses. I did end up taking too many of those courses, though, so I had to drop one of them so I could finish the others (and I was so far behind in one of them that I had to read half of an entire textbook and do eight quizzes on the material over the course of a weekend). Fortunately, I was able to later test out of the course I dropped. Time will tell if I need to end up reading any dull, thick manuals (HVAC skills help, but it looks like I am doing more general building maintenance and such).

I am working on catching up on pony episodes; I am about halfway through the fifth season. My interest in watching the show has picked up since I started watching it again, and Moon Dancer has become my favorite background pony. :) That's quite a few stories to read. I hope your nominations go well. :)
 M14Brony (10th April 2016 at 05:27 PM)
You have my condolences. mlp-dreassure I was a bit devastated when one of my family's cats died several years ago (I became quite attached to him when I was in high school), and another one of the cats is getting old. Hopefully you aren't dealing with anything serious, and will emerge with a clean bill of health.

I haven't had to deal with anyone viewing my place yet, but the showroom act is holding far. :P I am continuing to look around, and I am leaning toward getting a place I looked at not too far from work (maybe I will decide early next week after looking at another vacancy they have). It won't be as good as what I have (I got a good incentive deal on it), but I am not paying a higher rent rate for something similar. Rent has gotten more expensive than some mortgages on a month-to-month basis, but like many, I am stuck with it, as I don't feel safe on betting that I will have stable employment in the same neighborhood for the next 30 years by buying a home (I am on the bottom of the union seniority list, being the new guy).

Fortunately, I have some time to think about a return to college. Any additional hands-on skills in terms of electrical, mechanical, etc. will probably come from on-the-job training. I should probably ask someone I know about what managerial type classes would entail (hopefully I could just sit around in my pajamas and take those classes online :D ).

I am still behind on catching up with pony episodes. :P
 M14Brony (4th April 2016 at 05:44 AM)
I have gotten distracted like that before, but I have gotten better at it. In fact circumstances will give me more practice at keeping focused on cleaning; I need to put on a showroom act, as management wants me to keep my apartment "presentable" to prospective renters during the rest of the time I am here. Eh...I guess I will try to keep the boxes of stuff somewhat organized when I get around to packing things.

The first day of work seemed to go well. I have to get used to the building layout and do a bit more training here and there, but I will take this over the scattered, hectic nature of my previous job. My co-workers seem friendly enough, and amusingly enough, one of them is also a former HVAC mechanic/technician like me. :D I may try to supplement my upcoming training and experience with a higher college degree (two more years of school), as it would make me eligible for a higher management/director position (judging by their age, some of the people in those positions are probably going to retire in 10 years).

Hopefully your husband's expertise in his field will give him some leverage in being able to do more work from home. Hopefully that newer person on the management team squirmed. :D

Now I get to mess around with calling various management offices so I can look at places closer to work. Hopefully I will be able to stay put for a long time once I get all of this vexatious moving stuff out of the way.
 M14Brony (31st March 2016 at 05:54 PM)
Happy Easter to you as well. :D

The problem with housework is that even when you start getting on top of it, something else seems to come up not too much later. Now I need to get on my dishes. :P It's little wonder why we neglect it at times when it seems to be a never ending cycle anyway (and even when I am productive in other ways, I just try to rationalize not doing the work because of the other productive activity. :P).

I was working as an HVAC mechanic/service technician, but I recently got a job doing basic on-site maintenance (minor electrical, plumbing, boiler, etc. work with a bit of cleaning thrown in here and there) at a school. It is a long drive to get there, so even though I like where I currently live, it would be best to find something a bit closer. It seems like renting may be a bit more expensive somewhere else, but I would just be paying more anyway with buying gasoline. Hopefully your husband's employer will stay put for some time now that they have moved so he doesn't have to deal with other commuting issues.

My half-birthday was about a couple of weeks ago, April is almost here...the year is going by rather quickly. 0_o