Housing Differences

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I know and I’m sorry. But homes are fun to look at! I, yet again, fell in love with a house that I currently cannot afford. There’s a place up in the fancy residential area going for $675,000. I say fancy, anything under a million is the “standard” in my part of the world.

This particular place I’m looking at has a separate driveway even. A nice back yard, and the upstairs is about three of my trailers stuck together. That kind of space is nuts! Having a room just for my computer is like, a dream I never thought I could achieve, but running the numbers, I bet I could do it this year. Especially if I try hard enough, I could easy get a place this year.

Even looking from $500k to $600k is a crazy change a lot of the time. A lot of places in the five range don’t have things like a suite, or an unfinished suite. Whereas a 600 home has a full suite already and considered legal. My big thing is, for  me to afford a house and not be completely reliant on a co-signer is I need a suite.

Do I Really Need A Suite?

The average basement suite in my part of the world goes for like, $1200 to $1500 for a single bedroom a month. That’s like, half a mortgage on a home that’s $500k-$600k. See why I said I need a renter.

I Mostly Want Something New

So I have more space to grow. My trailer would be great if it were say, just me, or me and one other person, but two people, two cats and a decent sized dog… I want me family to live comfy, ya know?

The only reason I can do all of this is because of this trailer though. This place has been home for so many years, and I can’t really see myself living anywhere else, but this is something I really want to do. Plus like, unless the world dies, I own a house doing that. It just feels like the next step in my life I want to take.

But yeah, that’s my life today. Next to working out with my roommate. I’m going to go make lunch. Have a good day and be safe out there!
— Deryn

Habits Are Hard

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I’ve been trying to build some new habits in my life. General things like actually vacuum and keep up with laundry. Having ADHD makes that difficult as I kind of need to be praised CONSISTANTLY for doing basic things. Basic isn’t really the right word, more like, non-exciting. There’s an amazing guy on TikTok who has been teaching me how to do things like keeping a clean house, while having my brain be stupid. That reminds me, I need a whiteboard…

I suck at keeping things in my house clean. Talking with my wife, she was saying how the bathroom can be a bit of a problem sometimes. That’s fair, so I decided I was going to try and help as best I can. There’s the little sticky toilet cleaning things that stick to the inside of the bowl, which I bought. Clean toilet, get first step for me! I even bought refills for the thingy, thing. Next huge thing I did was buy those disposable wipes. The cleaning surfaces ones, because not every mess made in the bathroom requires a whole cleaning crew. Plus, if depression strikes and cleaning the bathroom no longer matters, I can kind of keep things bearable.

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Besides Cleaning

I’m trying to read more. It’s not that I don’t like reading, because I love reading, I just, sit. I don’t know, it’s just, hard to stay focused. There was some “self help” post I read on Pinterest forever ago saying “you should read for 10 minutes before bed” or something like that, which isn’t a bad idea. Now, ten minutes is lame, so I figured, why not read a chapter at a time. That’s it. I’ve even got a cute lamp next to my bed, this has helped. I may actually finish some books this year!

Saving money has always been a weird one for me. As of late, I’ve been trying a new thing where I put the few cents left after a transaction into my savings account. That makes sense, haha, cents, sense? I made myself laugh again... I’d like to be able to do things like, go to England again, and maybe actually fix my damn trailer...

My big thing though is trying to remember to take care of myself, which shouldn’t be as hard as it is. I’ve been trying to workout more and even start eating better too. I was challenged with adding more colours to my meals, so kale and spinach or some neat green things to eat. Don’t judge me, I’m doing my best...

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No Matter What

I just have to remember to be somewhat consistent, and make sure I’m doing this for me, not because I was told to. Who doesn’t want thicc gains and a nice clean house? But yeah, that’s my life at the moment. Thanks for stopping by, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

How I Have Been Through This

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In case you didn’t know, my dumb ass got Covid. It’s been an odd week of feeling like death one minute and then wanting to go for a run the next. My roommate and I have been stuck at home, so I can share what’s been happening to me.

First Couple Days

Before we got tested, I had a bit of a headache. It was also New Years, so I assumed I was hungover. As my headache didn’t go away, and my roommate started to feel sick, I borrowed my dads car and took us to the testing center.

The people there are really nice and just making sure everyone is healthy and being taken care of. I did the saline swish thing, and that was a bad idea. I have a weak gag reflex, so I almost threw up everywhere. But whatever.

That night, I was kind of worried it was going to come back positive. If it did, there wasn’t a whole lot I could do besides get batter quick, right?

Spoiler, It Was Positive

For the first little while, headache and weak bones were my big symptoms. Advil made everything better though. At least, at first. Then it got bad. My bones felt worse, my head got stuffy, and I started getting chills. I can’t sleep very much right now either.

With my head feeling so over pressurized that it wants to pop, I’ve only been getting a few hours of sleep a night. Benadryl and Advil are my only saving graces right now. Plus, a lack of appetite and not sleeping, I just need to eat a frick load and sleep for about three days. That’s all I need.

I’m dizzy, dehydrated, and feeling like actual death, or at least, I am half the time. Sometimes, I’m fine. As of right now, I’m actually feeling pretty okay. I’ll have to maybe take some Advil just ’cause I can feel a headache coming back.

After Everything

I’m no longer considered “contagious” as of the 11th, but I’m going to do my two weeks and stay inside and quarantined. We’ll see how I’m feeling after that. But for now, I’m kind of hungry. So I’ll catch ya later! Stay safe out there!
— Deryn

Deep Cleaning My Space

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I say deep cleans, I’m not very good at the whole “deep clean” thing, but I’m trying. My roommate is a lot better at cleaning than I am. Spending too much time on Pinterest, I’ve been looking at tips and schedules for cleaning in order to both help and learn for the future. The only real thing I can keep clean is my room, half the time, and I end up doing dishes sometimes. My current cleaning ability is not good enough, hence my learning.

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What Have I Been Doing?

Starting small, there are some neat little things I’m attempting to invest in. There’s little sticky toilet cleaning things that clean the toilet lightly every time you flush it which helps a lot actually. That and disinfecting wipes for quick cleanups around that don’t require me to wash the whole bathroom. TikTok taught me that one.

Laundry is my biggest weakness. I can do like, one, maybe two loads before my brain moves on. And I have too many clothing options. I’ve sorted my closet over and over again hoping to downsize. It doesn’t work as much as I need it to, but I’m trying.

Since I got a positive Covid-19 test, I’ve had a good opportunity to stay home and clean! My kitchen looks really good and I’m actually able to keep on top of dishes. Plus, I’m learning how to cook some new stuff!

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A New Day

My living room looks less like a plushie murder scene and more like a comfy place to relax. All credit for that goes to my wife though, she really has done an amazing job. Now all I have to do is not fuck it up.

Today she said we should tackle the bathroom, which means I get to learn how to actually clean one! Maybe I’ll finally finish caulking the shower too. Probably not, but I can pretend. She’s not actually awake yet, so I’m going to relax for the time being.

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But yeah, that’s all I got for today. I’ll let you know come about March or April how everything is going! Thanks for visiting! Since I have to stay home for a positive Covid test, I’m going to be around more. Thanks for all the support, and make sure to stay safe out there!
— Deryn

Happy No More 2020

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Guys! We did it! 2020 is over, and we welcome 2021 into our lives! I’m so excited, and with my excitement, I’ve decided to do some New Years Resolutions again! I say again, I’m going to have a look and see if I did them last year at all… Found them! Wow, I was super generic with those, huh? Life was thrown quite astray this, or I guess last year. But in all honesty, I had a pretty good year. There are some habits I would like to build though, and some goals I have in mind for the future. I know, blogging on a Friday? What is this? The new normal, and I promise I’ll get into that soon.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Onto those goal things!

The body is a goal a lot of people go for when looking at “improvements”. I don’t have the worst diet, but I do want to have arms that give the impression that I could kill a man. Like, that just sounds fun, you know? My amazing wife, her boyfriend and my boyfriend all go to the gym, so I’m going to have to also go with eventually. I’ll have a post more devoted to this later, but my real goal is to do one pullup unassisted. Mostly because being Lara Croft sounds super fun! But I can’t fake something like a pullup, I have to actually work at it.

No matter what, this year, I’m going to fix and SELL my trailer. I’m going to do it. Nothing is going to stop me! If I work hard, and start kicking my own butt into gear, I know I can do it. I’ve got to make a list of things I need vs things I think I need. As an example, I’d love to have a huge yard for Midna, but if I had a smaller yard and lived close to a dog park, I’d be set. My kids mean a lot to me, so being able to give them the life they deserve is a real goal of mine. Plus, windows for the cats to look out of, I’m just really wanting that.

My blog, I love it so much. And I want to be able to continue making posts that don’t totally suck. With that, I’m going to change up my schedule for the new year. Multimedia Monday’s are sticking around for sure, but my Tuesday and Thursday are moving to Wednesday and Friday. I’ll be sticking to my “noon-ish” times as well. Since today is Friday, I figured I’d start now! With all my time off, I’m going to try and being around more just in general, so catch me on mostly Twitter honestly. My kids are taking over my Instagram.

I own so many books. You know what I don’t do often? Read. I also have a huge novel draft built, you know what I don’t do? Write pages in that instead of on here... Not that I don’t enjoy blogging or anything, I just want to finish that book eventually. Maybe even try and do that this year, hopefully! I know I can do it if I just actually do it... A chapter before bed of reading, and at least a paragraph of writing or editing a day, I’ll make it through everything real quick!

Enough Resolutions, what am I doing today?

But yeah, 2021! Here’s to a great year! We started off 2021 with the destruction of the Death Star and a nice glass of wine. Although granted, I had too much wine yesterday, but whatever, it’s fine. My amazing boyfriend made a salmon dinner to send off 2020 with, and my god that man makes some good food. Can I say I’m going to keep him for the cooking?

Starting off my morning of this new year with a nice cup of tea. As for breakfast, that sounds like a problem for later. Also this morning, waking up next to someone who actually cares about me, 10/10 great time. Being able to relax and enjoy the vibe of the new year is definitely the best idea. I lied, I’m making bacon for breakfast. My boyfriends kitchen has some real goodies, so why not right?

WE DID IT!!!

Thank you so much for another amazing year! Be safe, we’ll talk again soon! And have a happy new year!
— Deryn