It Has Been Another Year

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Bruh, guess who hit another year of blogging???? (That’s me!) I know that past year we haven’t talked as much, but I still try and hang out at least twice a month. Mostly because I ran out of stuff to do, and streaming started taking up my free time. Speaking of which, I have a fun stream planned for tomorrow! I’m going to play Civilization V with some friends! But that’s not what I’m here for today.

Today I wanted to say that this blog has been amazing. As I’m sure you know, my memory is trash on a good day. Being able to go back and read old posts, and remember what I was doing and how I was feeling about certain things is just so cool. Granted, there are things I wish I never had to remember but whatever. Reading old posts about jobs and having the same feelings now, or even about different hikes and trying to make arrangements to go back, it’s been great. And soon I’ll have posts with paddleboard adventures! The boyfriend has one and I’m super jealous…

Speaking Of…

New things to talk about? Yeah nerds! The paddleboard should be ordered next month, (should be) and I’ve got pet pictures for days to share! My cats are always doing something dumb, and Midna is an actual Angel. Hopefully I can get some good nature shots on that board too. Oh! And I was chatting with the roommate, we’re thinking about some new hair colours soon, so that will be awesome! And we won’t have to bleach my scalp again!

Shadow not caring where Percy is. Classic

Did I tell you that story? So, when we first started the blonde process, my roommate asked if I was okay with trying the scalp. If it was too much for me, just wash it out, right? Well, it was awful. Turns out I’m super sensitive to the burning sensation of bleach on my skin, who knew? The pink hair looked so good, and the leftover blonde and purple is also awesome, but we’ll be trying something new soon, maybe.

I Update A Lot

But I promise, there are actual stories and posts coming. I’m overbooking myself and finding I’m not leaving the time to blog much. I do really love blogging though, so I’ve added more time in my schedule, yes, I have a schedule, I have ADHD... Plus I have some reno / deep clean posts I’d like to make. My bedroom in particular is just a lot right now, and that would be both an amazing and terrible post.

Am I currently neglecting working? Yes. Is it because it’s so busy I haven’t done anything important in over two hours? Maybe… The Okanagan is crazy busy since the world started opening up again. I went to Penticton the other day to Skaha beach and it was BUSY! Thankfully we didn’t spend much time on land, hence why I’m buying a paddleboard. Eventually... But for now, I have to listen to this phone ring off the hook because I’m too busy to help these people.
I have to call one of our contracts to confirm an address, and I’ve confused this poor phone person so bad. They’re just trying to do their job and I’m like, here’s my situation. I can hear the “what do I do???” in their voice. But it’s all okay as we got it all settled. I feel bad but it gave us both a good laugh.

Remember this pic?

Ending Notes

This has been so much fun, and I love what I do. Thank you for helping me make my dreams come true! If you really want to see how things are going though, check out last year to the day’s post. I hope you have an awesome day, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

House Plans

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Alright, I finally figured out what I want to do with my trailer. After planning and putting the numbers together, I’ve got a plan. This is so exciting. My place has some, issues in my brain. I’m ready to move on! Sorry this is late by the way.

My Current Place

So, my current trailer is worth money. I figure, sell this one and have it taken off my lot. Right? That makes sense. However, my trailer is two stuck together, so whoever buys it, technically only gets half. That’s still a two bed one bath trailer though. And this whole side has been rebuilt since all the renovations I did. The more I think about it, the more I’m torn. Selling it would help so much, but then what if it doesn’t sell?

If I Can’t Sell

I’m going to rent a bulldozer. Running over this trailer will feel so good. So I double checked with management, I’m not allowed to run it over. Going that route would mean doing it without consent. But the free therapy…

I’ll Still Need A Place To Live Though

And with that, there’s a few companies in town that actually sell modular and mobile homes. I’ve been in contact and have some rough quotes on what I’d need. With this new job, I don’t think I’d have to work a whole year to save up enough! But we’ll see, it’s up to the bank after all. Brand new modular homes are cheaper than condo’s, so I could do it if I tried.

Models? Size? Floor Plans?

This has been the best part! I love looking at floor plans for places and just seeing where I’d put everything. I’ve got a rough idea on the size of place I want, but I’m aiming for at least a 3 bed and 2 bath place. A bedroom for my work from home office and our (my boyfriend and I’s) computers, and then my current roommate and a place to sleep. It would be a HUGE upgrade from what I’ve got, but the biggest thing is the space. I don’t want to outgrow it too quickly. Or even if I grow out of it, if I take good enough care of it, sell it and look at a real house in the future. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

My plans are just starting to really flow, so I’ll have more info soon, stay tuned! And be safe out there!
— Deryn

My First Few Days

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New job, same old house. In case you didn’t know, I got a “work from home” job working for a new telecommunications company. In the grand scheme of telecommunications, I moved from Bell to Rogers. Work desk lives pretty much behind my computer desk. Cramped doesn’t quite cover how this room is right now, but that’s alright. With said new job, this has been my first few days.

Dad and I went back to plant land

Day One is Always Fun

First day, starting off strong with a woodpecker on my roof. Bastard bird… I love woodpeckers, they’re cute and are honestly one of the better birds. But this dickhead, is on my roof. Roof ain’t good for bird. They’re endangered, so no harm must come to this bird. I must be creative in getting this feathered friend to leave. Apparently a plastic owl or even a pie plate on my roof can scare it off. Only thing is, I don’t want to scare the other birds too. Plus, my house is like, the bird sanctuary of the neighbourhood. I’ve got to get super freaking creative…

Oh, I guess I also had my first shift. First day was a good day! Met my “class” and learned how to play with the computer system Linux a little. Otherwise, work is work. 

My little dolphin

Onto the Real Learning

Day two has its own spice. We all introduce ourselves and spend hours learning about the company. I’ve worked some shitty jobs before, but the overall environment from this job so far is very, comfy. Feeling safe and like I can actually talk to people is amazing. Talks of inclusivity and helping our community are also very large topics for today. I’m lowkey really into this job..

Other than work, Percy is also an issue lately. The past little while he’s been sitting by the front door meowing for hours at a time, and like, I love him. But after only a few hours of sleep and he’s just whining at the door for about an hour makes me want to die. (Not really, but it sucks.) *As of the moment of writing this, Shadow almost died… Bastard tipped over a water glass and killed the power to half my trailer. So that’s cool… Poor baby, didn’t even know what happened. 

Best shot I’ve got of her yet

Anyway

This job is going to be a big part of my life for probably a long time, which means my streaming schedule is going to change. I’ll be trying to stream in the morning, starting between seven and eight, and going until about ten. Don’t worry, I’m still around. That and with a new job, and warmer weather, I’ll be blogging more too! So stay tuned for blog updates!

Drenched war horse

But Yeah

Life is fun right now. I know this is coming out at a weird time of day, but work and Shadow, it’s been a busy day. I appreciate everything from everyone, and I hope you have an amazing day!
— Deryn

Onward Journeys

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Where the frick did March go? Can you believe it’s already April??? I was busy all March and have made some decisions finally on what I’m doing “long term” now. Kind of anyway, I can be indecisive, but we’ll see how this goes!

Shadow is again, being Shadow

What Has Been Going On?

First big thing, that job I applied for, I got it! Huge pay increase, however I am working again full time. I hate full time jobs, I never have the energy to do anything after my work week. But with this job, buying a house it that much closer to becoming a reality.

Buying a house sucks, and if you’ve talked to me for any length of time, you know just how much it sucks... So with that in mind, I think I’m just going to replace mine. There’s a couple companies in town that build brand new modular homes and do the whole delivery / install for you. I’ve been looking into them and they’re beautiful. All the space, new appliances, the whole lot man, SO NEW AND PRETTY! This route gives me the “buying a new house” feel without too much “fear of change”. At least in my mind anyway...

Streaming has been a hit! I love every day I do it. There’s some regulars popping in, and I’m really remembering reoccurring names. It’s just amazing that I get to do something like this! Come check that out!

And Midna being Midna

Boyfriend is Much Farther Away Now

My boyfriend is moving. He’s gone to the other end of town now. And that super sucks, but at the same time, he can afford to live. I’ve been helping him move and holy frick I’m sore. I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard in my life.
Today is day five of him moving. We’re finally done all the actual moving stuff, and now it’s just getting him settled in. My body doesn’t hurt as much as it did which is amazing. These past few days have been like going to a gym! 
Even though him moving sucks, I’ve had a lot of fun. And I know he’s not gone gone so… Yeah. 

Dad and I at “Plant Land”

Stay Tuned

I’m making up a post on what I’m doing with my house in more detail for later. So keep an eye open for that! Oh, and keep an eye open for my soon to be blonde pictures again! But anyway,

Thanks for coming with on my month end adventure! Have an amazing day and stay safe out there!
— Deryn

 

Mid March and I Have News

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Been a bit huh? Don’t worry, I’m good. Streaming and job hunting have taken over my life a lot. One hundred percent worth it though, this has been great!

Since we’re half way through March, I figured I’d share some fun things that have been going on in my life. Like that job hunting. I may have (I’m pretty sure I got it,) got a job for another telecommunications company. This time, call center though. Until the world is safer it’s a work from home job too, which is super cool.

* I just woke up, it’s Monday morning and I found out the company I applied for, which is Rogers, just spent twenty-six billion to buy Shaw up. Shaw, being another tech company but mostly west coast based, is a crazy purchase, but for kind of cheap. But yeah, just read the news this morning and wanted to share.

The boyfriend and I were making homemade pasta

Enough About Possible Work

Remember my cute parsley and lettuce? Well, the lettuce died. I didn’t plant them fast enough, and the parsley went full “I’m actually just a yummy weed” mode and started sprouting where it didn’t belong. I’ve replanted a lettuce and now I also have a garlic. Little gardens in my kitchen are going great.

I’m thinking of getting my boyfriend a little herb plant. He’s moving to the other side of town, so he’ll need a housewarming gift. Actually that parsley once I replant it might be perfect.

Oh yeah, he’s moving. Friggen expensive rent man… But with that, I may be bussing more. It’s quite the distance and if I can even just surprise him at work, it’s one hundred percent worth the trip. Maybe some more Bus Adventures in the future! Because public transportation is bizarre. That or I’ll be having more adventures in general with my car.

The Lettuce and Garlic

A Car? What?

I know I know, my amazing car that I keep not completely fixing and not insuring. She’s still sitting there, in the driveway. Well, my sweet baby got in trouble for not having plates. Apparently that’s “against park regulations”… So I may be forced into having her work soon. I’ll be looking into a cover for my back seats for Midna if I do that too.

I’m excited, if I get that back on the road, I’ll have to look at going to Vancouver for a weekend. That’ll be a fun story too! I love that drive so much, and it’s, oh wait. It’s not April, I can’t go yet, there’s still snow and I don’t have winter tires. Never mind, we’ll look at that again later.

We opened my blinds up

But Yeah

That’s been my life lately. I know, it’s exciting seeing all of the things in my life slowly coming together! Want to see more of me? Catch me on Twitch before this job takes over my life! Thanks for stopping by today, and be safe out there!
— Deryn