Monday, August 8, 2016

June & July (Moving, Job, etc.)

This cat is happy!!

Hey guys, insert generic "it's been a while" statement here! Since my last post, I feel like half a year has gone by, but it's really only been a little over two months. The top part of this post will probably be a bit text heavy with a lot of pictures at the bottom~

Firstly, after we got back it was time to get moving! ...only not, because the apartment we were told we would get approved for we somehow didn't. Still no clue how. Okay. So that was a lot of panic. We had a little over a month before our lease ended at our old place and there were so few vacancies at places we could actually afford. My husband makes a good wage, but because I am now on his insurance, his checks are smaller. I have a whole rant about how unnecessarily stupid apartment and house renting/leasing is that I still need to get out, haha.

But mid June I get a call. A company found my resume on one of the many sites I posted it to and wanted to offer me a position that day! It seemed honestly unreal, so while I was on the phone I was also one-handedly Googling this company to make sure it wasn't a pyramid scheme or a commission type deal. It was legit! So I accepted their offer.

Because I was now hired by this company (being vague for my own safety/paranoia, hah), my husband and I's gross income was now much higher, so we could expand our search for somewhere to live. And we did! We found a great place managed by a sweet woman that's only a little bit away from where we were previously. We got our application approved and had our move-in date set. The only issue date was that our move-in date was also the last day of our lease at our old place. 

When you have too many little knick knacky "where do these go" things

 Moving day was a bit of a struggle, I won't lie. More people were supposed to help, but things came up for them - which I understand. But there was only so much only my husband and I could do by ourselves. Because we had both been working, our packing wasn't even 100% done. I was actually supposed to work the day of our move, but my boss let me take the day off (like, without me even asking for it off. I can't believe how nice that was.). It was a pretty stressful day, but we got it all done (with help from friends of course)!

New place and many boxes

Unpacking has been a little slow going for the same reason packing was such a chore, work. But except for a few of my little things and our posters and pictures and such, we're all nice and settled in. Thus place is a whole lot bigger then our old one and we even have a little kitchen bar! Of course we're still aiming to get a nice in a year or two, once we've saved enough, but for now this place is lovely.

Horus got acclimated very quickly.

As for my job, it's pretty good. As I said above, once I said I was moving my boss told me to go ahead and take that day off. Everyone's very nice there and it's a pretty easy job. The only issue I have right now is a new development for me, haha. When I worked at a fulfillment center, I stood in the same spot for ten hours a day. My sciatic nerve pain was so horrible I actually had to leave after a month (and I liked that job, so I was very upset) even after going to doctors and getting medicine to help manage the pain. I'm on my feet all day at this job as well, and I was a little worried the same issue might happen. It did hurt there for a few days, but now I don't have a lot of sciatic nerve pain. However, my feet. I have never felt foot pain like what I do now, not even when I worked at the fulfillment center and weighed more then I do now and stood for longer hours. It started out being pain in the center, along the tendon, but now it's my heels and it gets worse at night to the point it wakes me up. I'm sure me saying "my feet hurts" sounds like a childish complaint, but to me it felt like something was wrong. I've looked it up and it might be plantar fasciitis. I'm doing daily stretches and taking lots of medicine, and I bought more heel-supportive insoles. I guess I'm managing the pain better, but I can't really say if it's getting any better. That said, if my feet hurting are the worst I have to deal with, that's pretty good.

Unfortunately, still getting acclimated to my job's hours and being tired all the time means I don't have too much free time to draw, write, play games, etc. I know this will change as time goes on, but for now it's a little frustrating to not be able to draw all the time. But! Last night my husband and I were able to go out with friends to the drive-in theater! We saw Suicide Squad and Lights Out...well, I slept through Lights Out. But it was still fun to be somewhere new and socialize.

I'd like to do a favorites post soon with all the things I've been liking recently. I've been trying to do as much as I can with my free time! What do you do when you have free time?