There is nothing like starting your day to your alarm NOT going off at all. I think this week is going to be the worst week as far as homework and essay's are..maybe. Actually, the rest of the semester is pretty much shot. I think that I might have some time to see friends on the 30th, but then it's back to being a hermit. To add to the stress, Kyle and I didn't get the house that we waited over five months for. There was too much wrong with it, furnace was over 30 years old, the company that made said furnace went out of business 20 years ago. The roof was leaking, all the way into the basement, which was not noticeable when we looked the first time, the garage was leaning slightly, the siding was not put on properly and was warped on one side of the house...you get the picture. It's overwhelming to think that we have to start all over again. I am even more mad that I didn't notice these things the first time around, I know that there will be things that we will have to fix when we move in, but it can't be a new roof AND a furnace. I mean c'mon, my company banned raises two years ago, and Kyle works at Mc Donald’s where they think an extra 10 cents an hour every year is going to make the job worth it.
I think we have officially decided to be more open about houses at this point. I think that I wanted to move into a house in Royal Oak so bad because it just seemed so much cooler than Ferndale (where I grew up). Ferndale is only a mile away from Royal Oak, and it has changed in the five years that I have been away. Ferndale has a large Gay and Lesbian community, which, I will just come out and say it, I have no problem with at all. However, most of this community is pretty young, and most of the rest of the residents of Ferndale are pretty young, so there are not a whole lot of kids anymore. Most of the schools have been closed or turned into something else, a community center for example, so the city is no longer catered to families like it once was, it is catered to the 20-40 hipsters that don't have kids.....kind of sounds like Kyle and I right? The city has become more Green, more independently owned shops and bars, which, after living in a city that has three Starbucks in a two mile radius, the thought of doing homework in a little indie coffee shop where they don't kick you out after being there for six hours and only buying a coffee (ahem) is refreshing. It's funny that after looking all summer for a house in Royal Oak, I just want to get out of that city, and back into my hometown.
So I guess you can say that I am Miss Sara 'I go through a million emotions every hour' Astley, but I am trying for the most part, to stay positive. Every time I think of all the homework I have at home to finish, see the stack of paperwork on my desk at work, eat left over pizza because I have no time to cook anything, I just think "I can do this". I awoke this morning with a giant cold, but I am slowly checking things off my lists, so hopefully I can avoid this meltdown.