Status: Relieved

JULY 10 | 24°C 🌤 | DAY 105 @ 🏠

This has been a long week, but it’s over now. I got two of my final assignments back from one class: 80% on one and 81% on the other. This week I had to write a quiz, write up two home work assignments and write a four page essay based on two poems I knew nothing about. I thought dropping down to one class would be easier, but I now seem to be busier than ever. 

We have another house showing tomorrow. I doubt the house is going to sell by the end of the month. This is the most pessimistic I have been about selling this house since the day it went on the market. Yesterday I had a plumber come in and give me some quotes on what it would cost me to re-run some pipes in my 100 year old house. It won’t cost as much as I thought it would, but it will still be a loud and expensive project, but it should only take two days, so that’s a plus. Relocating the laundry to the basement and building a 2nd washroom will probably help us sell the house when we want to, but when I start putting this much effort into it, do I really want to sell the place?

As much as I’d like to do renovations all August, I have a small comic project I want to write and draw over my vacation. (Un)Fortunately, I am getting more into the idea of writing something without visual aids, so I may try to write a manuscript for a short story or a novella instead, because once September hits, I will not have any time for passion projects until April 2021, and that’s assuming I graduate by then. I’ve been burning this candle at both ends since the first week of January 2020, and I’m really hoping I don’t burn myself out by 04/21. In 9 months I will be done with school. That blows my mind, as I’ve been putting it over for nearly two decades because I kept saying “I don’t know how I’ll find the time!” and “I don’t know how I’ll be able to pay for it!” Turns out, if you want it bad enough, you’ll make it work, and if you are Canadian, don’t make a lot of money, and you have dependants, you qualify for grants, bursaries and government student loads. 

It’s funny how I spend several hours working at this computer, and rather than turn it off when I’m done all my assignments for the week, I just “treat myself” to a rambling blog post on Tumblr. I wonder how much longer this keyboard will hold out to this abuse?