Going back to Pine in the morning. Staying there … indefinitely.
My brother moves up on Thursday or Friday. My father … sometime a week or more after that, depending on how his boss deals with things. Shouldn’t be too long though, considering his replacement is already trained. And then … well, then I won’t have much call for coming to the valley.
I say “call”, but what I mean is more like “ability”. Theoretically I could “drive” to the valley once in a while, but … though I am licensed, I am not insured. And for longer than I can remember, the deal with my parents has been that I can drive as soon as I can pay for my own insurance. Which I can’t right now.
In fact, it’s not particularly a priority for me right now. When we start making money from furniture up there (very soon, I hope), the first priority after paying my pre-existing bills is for high speed internet access and saving for vacations and/or convention(s). Plus getting together the money to start up a screen printing business properly. Plus … who knows what else, but a car and insurance are not at the top of the list right now.
Well, if the furniture work becomes fantastically successful and I am able to pay off all my current debt and build up appropriate savings in record time, I certainly wouldn’t rule out getting a vehicle of my own, so we shall see. But I’m not laying in any bets on my success in 2004. If you’d asked me to bet on my success with selling my art this year, I would very likely have lost although I have certainly met my original goal of averaging one new painting a month. Unfortunately it was only that, I only completed 12 new paintings all year. Maybe I’ll do one more before Wednesday night is up, eh?
Anyhow, going back to Pine for an indefinite period of time. My new tracking information says there are an average of one thousand unique visitors to Modern Evil every day, and since I can only think of perhaps half a dozen people among you who might consider yourselves effected by my not being in Phoenix, perhaps it is not worth much mention. Realistically, High Speed Internet Access or not, I’ll keep posting. I’ll keep reading. I’ll keep trying to keep the site together.
Did I mention I have six cavities? Yep. At least four of them were there the last time I went to a dentist, three years ago this month. I can’t say for sure; they weren’t telling me about my cavities, they were telling me about my wisdom teeth, which I had out three years ago. I was supposed to go back in February 2001 and get my cavities looked at, but I never did. Actually, I’m certain that at least three of them were there when I was 17… around eight years ago. But that dentist was also vague, since he knew we couldn’t afford to have them filled. None of them (seem to) cause me pain and they don’t seem to be growing or infected (to me… and the dentists haven’t seemed too worried about them), and having them filled (at a discounted rate) will cost over $800, so … we’ll do that … later.
Maybe I should put together a BitPass donation link for getting my cavities filled.
Okay, here. Use this link to donate to my teeth. As a bonus, anyone who donates (at least two cents) gets free access to the first ~8minutes of the MP3 audio version of Lost and Not Found.
What else? Grandmother is getting worse. I guess since I saw her a few days ago she basically became unable to breathe and is now in the hospital. She’s been on a nebulizer, taking medicine for her lung problems for .. I don’t know, a month? more? But she only seems to get worse. This new year may be much more difficult for all of us than the one coming to a close.
Did you hear the one about the Carrabbit? A cross between a carrot and a rabbit, it’s its own favorite food!
Well, that’s that. I’ve got to go to bed. Got to get up in the morning and go “home”. Shovel snow, do construction, electrical, plumbing, that rot.