Archive for October, 2010

Its getting chilly outside, which isn’t bad.  It just means I need to get my two leather coats out and hide my sandals so I don’t go prancing outside with them on.

I’ve been helping Grendal and his father with their business.  Don’t know if I mentioned it but they now have a Facebook page for it(Ryall Way Woodworking is the name).  We’ve had one inquiry about canes, which is good, but nothing more.  Take a look at it and if you know people who like handmade wood items, send them thata way!  Seriously.  Grendal’s father had been doing this for 30+ years I believe and Grendal has been working on it for some time himself too.

Speaking of Grendal, he and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary yesterday.  Nothing special but we enjoyed ourselves. 😀

Wandering around on Bungie’s website I stumbled on a site called 2Old2Play.  It’s a website for the 25+ year old gamers out there that, well, want to play with other people their age.  The group seems pretty nifty and are all over the place when it comes to what they play.  They’ve been around for some time and do charity work and what not.  Looking forward to playin’ with these folks.  Funny thing is, out of my usual Friday night gaming buddies I’m the only one old enough to join. XD

Oh!  I’m going to be playing Delta Green for a while rather than D&D.  Its in honor of Halloween but I have a feeling this will go on for a little while, which is awesome.  I love Cantropos’ games.  I won’t be able to play my previous character, Nora(a cartographer), but I have an interesting character in mind.  He works for NRO as a System’s Engineer(if Cantropos allows it) if not he’ll be an Intelligence Analyst for either FinCEN or INR.  He’s not gonna be as nutty as Nora but still kind of out there.  And instead of being obsessed with movies(which came in handy) he’ll be all about the computers and games.  I just need a name for the guy.

Oh the Mutilation

Posted: October 13, 2010 in Life

I know, I’ve been gone for a while but life is hectic.  I’ve been searching for a job but the market up here sucks even if the ‘kids’ have all gone back to school.  Right now I have 200$ to my name but I’m lucky enough to have Grendal and his supportive parents watching over me.  Grendal and his father have been doing some projects and makin’ a little bit of money.  They just finished their 2nd out of 3, which is an 8ft tall bookcase for a family member in Chicago.  That means we have to go out there this weekend and give it to them, after lugging it up two flights of stairs to the apartment(it’s in 2 pieces so it isn’t too bad).  After that they’re making a bar for Grendal’s older brother.  Here’s to hoping that the people will spread the word so this wood working business can get off the ground.  That and hopefully they can get a website up  and running to let the people of the interweb know about it. XD

I’ve been doing battle with some depression because of my lack of a job but Grendal is there to help lift my spirits.  I’ve also been slowly working on hemp/macrame necklaces and what not, and I’m trying to make some simple chandelier earrings.  If I ever get decent at this I may see if people are willing to purchase them for cheap.  Right now money is money, and I have a future bill looming over my head that makes me worry.

To add on to the problems that township has decided that our street finally needs ‘proper’ pluming and sewage.  So our street and the street next to us are going to be ripped apart so all of that can be done.  The bad thing is that the property has to have a lot of the trees torn down so the pipes can be laid.  Grendal has/had a beautiful yard.  Lots and lots of trees, making it a perfect place for bonfires and spooky Halloweens.  Now with the trees torn down on one of the tree lines it lost that spooky factor.  Sure the yard looks bigger but it doesn’t have that nice, woodsy feel.  To make matters worse it’s going to cost about 16k to hook up both properties to the systems.  :\  Looks like we’re staying with well water for now.

But yeah, things aren’t all that bad.  Not this coming weekend but the weekend after will be the 6 year mark for Grendal and I.  It’s pretty amazing and we still love each other.  We act more like little kids(okay, I act like a little kid) than the adults we’re supposed to be so I think that is what keeps our relationship healthy.  That and the fact we support each other.

Okay.  That’s it for the update!  I have some work to do and I’ll hopefully be back later.