Sorry that I was a little quiet here the past few days. Of course the holidays I've got family and friends tugging me back and forth so I found myself rather busy this week.
I have been drawing though and have a few sketches / dumps I need to get up here soon.
If you have noted me roleplays I will respond to them as soon as I can but I've had some troubles arise ( as usual xD ) in the past 48 hours.
So about two months ago I got a new power steering hose installed on my car - you know, wear and tear shit. Well ever since we got the hose installed I've been hearing a 'fizzing' for lack of better word; like some little gnome bastard was in the hood of my car with a fizzy pop. I'd checked a few times for leaks and found nothing. I'd brought it into the shop twice suspicious of the sound and asked them to check it; for whatever reason they thought it was plastic balls in my shocks 'groaning' from age. ( Car is 10 years old - but very well maintained. ) It made sense to me! Ten year old plastic would probably start groaning so I just kind of shrugged and said 'okie dokie.'
Anyway, the past few days the 'sound' has gotten really severe and it was Wednesday evening that my fiance finally asked me to open the hood of my car so HE could look. He asked me to turn the wheel and low and behold saw the hose I'd gotten installed literally being pulled like a rope - put under tension and looking like it could snap if I did a hard U turn. So I waited through Thanksgiving and brought the car into the shop this morning ( a different shop. ) and I ACTUALLY ... am sort of shit out of luck.
Need a new power steering pump, a new battery, three new tires, and some other things. I was very surprised! I take my car in for regular maintenance and oil changes to keep it in good shape - I guess in the past months with work getting heavier I'd simply not noticed my tires or the fact that my battery was 3 years old. x_X;;; Good battery, I must say! 12/12 and it only JUST died at the shop today.
I'm looking at a huge bill but I can afford it thankfully. You know, the funniest thing is that you get a good job and your bills just seem to get bigger? Weird how life works. I won't be broke so I'm okay with this but I'm beginning to contemplate simply getting a new car. I love that car and it has always done me well but I think it is beginning to decay simply because of age and being an 'outside' car. ( It doesn't get a garage - has two other newer cars in it ) I'm sorry my little Acura.
Beyond all the mechanical failures I did have a lovely Thanksgiving and I hope you all did as well.
I have company over for the weekend so I still may be a little bit quiet but I should be back up to normal soon.
Sorry about the car rant! I'm sure most of you can relate to car trouble. Hahah.
Onto the next note the next coming weeks are going to be rather heavy for me as well. It is season down here in Florida and we have a massive population spike this time of year; work will be longer and I will no longer be off at noon on Fridays so don't expect to see me at 1 as of December 4th I'll be back to 7-5
. Gotta do what you gotta do and we gotta take care of the Canadian's boo boo's LOL.
Seriously though the hospitals here get so full that there are literally patients sitting in hallways in beds because they're simply out of rooms. It is intense.
Fortunately I'm working at the office this year and won't be dealing with that - but we will be equally as slammed and I might have days where all I want to do is come home and smash my face into bed. Please forgive me.
NOWWWWW that I'm done explaining all of that.
Have a great day and I'll try to get some work uploaded today but the car trouble was unexpected and I may be in and out getting that hopefully taken care of today.
I also have a birthday this week - mine holy shit. Ugh. No. No more birthdays I don't like birthdays. 9_9
I have a vacation on December 23 - Jan 4 I do believe so I'm eager for that. Ah.
Talk to you all soon. Just keeping everyone posted. I'll have more art up soon - life just likes to slap its penguin hands in my face now and again. XD