Apps I Have Paid For

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Spending money on apps is dumb. At least, on Android phones. There’s an app for you to essentially answer questions for Google and they give you credit to their stores, whether Google Play, Google Play Movies (I rented a lot of movies when I wasn’t paying for things like Prime Video), and in game app purchases. I got this app back when I had just started in my old job and the phone store, and it changed my app game. 

Since then, I’ve either spent all my credit on Pokeballs in Pokemon Go, or bought an app or two. The actual credit you get isn’t a lot, but living here in the Okanagan, when I can actually go downtown, I tend to get a few bucks (dollars) every time I go out for the day. 

We Put Midna’s crate up, and Shadow moved in

As For Apps I’ve Bought

Moon Phases are something I like to watch. I was using this app for a couple years before I bought it. The UI shows you the part in the moon cycle we’re in, when the moon and sun both rise, and the weather mostly. And there’s even a “golden hour” and “blue hour” section for photographers out there. I have my notifications turned on so I know the full moon cycles every time they happen. 

Rain Noises for peace, focus, and to help me sleep sometimes. Being able to customize whether I want only rain, some thunder, where I am and where the rain is, MMM! I love it. This app has been with me since I first got a cell phone back in high school. Thunder and rain has always been super peaceful for me. 

Photo Credits

Minecraft is well, Minecraft. Yes I own this game on like, four different platforms, but I didn’t technically have to pay for it. Plus it connects to the computer version, so I’m able to play with friends of mine while out and about. (To a certain extent, it only works on Wi-Fi). But yeah, I own it on my phone too.

Don’t Starve was a game that I picked up after it went viral on YouTube, only to fall in love with it and own three different versions of it now. This is a game that I can 100% get lost in, even by myself (since this is the single player version). I played this a lot riding the bus when my headphones were in for repair. I’m not very good, but I do enjoy it. 

I Haven’t Bought A Lot Of Apps

But there’s definitely a few. Most of my credit went to movies and Pokeballs for sure. Wow, I just went a looked, and I’ve made over $180 since I started. I bought way too many pokeballs dude... As far as I’m aware, it only works for stuff like that, but that’s honestly fine for me, it fits my lifestyle. That and it’s hard to find apps worth buying.

Percy Just Vibing

Thanks for coming with me today! Be safe out there, and we’ll talk soon!
— Deryn

Today Starts Renos

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I know I’ve been talking about them for a couple weeks, but today is where everything really starts. This morning I’m going to the bank to get a loan to start powering through the renovations I have to do. Because it’s this morning that I have that meeting, I’m going to share the verdict and where I’m starting with everything.

No matter what, I’ve got a guy coming in on the second for the roommates door. That’s a definite. After that I should wash all the walls in my place and repaint / fill in what I messed up on last time. I painted and redid about half the place with the help of my roommate and a restoration crew made up of the ex’s family. The closet is the only room I don’t go into much right now. But I’m still going to double check the walls.

So, that didn’t go the way I wanted. Got to pay some debts before I’m allowed to get this loan. Woo… So, starting small, going to do this on my own if I can. Just means the kitchen is going to have to wait for now.

Either way, the new door will be covered, and I’m going to probably need to quit eating out entirely. I can’t do that though, I’ll just cut back hard and save tons. I’m not worried though, I’ve got no reason to worry. My dad used to way, “if you stress about it, you’ll worry twice as much,” and I don’t know if I took that to heart as a kid, or if I just don’t anxiety. But whatever, no complaints.

Sorry there’s no pictures, but I’ve been super busy and have nothing new. That’s it for today, have a good one and be safe out there! Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

Calling Around for Renos

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I need to fix my place before I even consider selling it, and with that, I have made a list of things I need to fix. Is that too repetitive, probably honestly. In this list, I’ll also be adding whether or not I’m doing it myself and how much roughly I’m looking at for pricing. Renovations are not fun anymore and I really just want to be done with it.

Roommate went and saw some whales!

First big thing is the roommates room. I’ve been putting off actually looking for things like, an actual bedroom door, or even filling in a piece of her ceiling. Granted that is cosmetic, but it’s still something I want to do for making my place look like it’s worth more. I can fill a ceiling myself and I have everything to do that, I just have to do it. The door needs to happen, and I’ve been calling around looking into it, so far no one installs. Which is ass...

Bought Midna a Halloween Costume

Went and looked at some door prices just as a “what if” and found that HOLY FRICK doors are expensive. I want to have a solid door installed just for noise (Midna likes to bark) and zombie proofing. I know zombies are not a realistic thing to worry about, but I watched Night of the Living Dead and you need a solid door. Maybe a barn door or French door could be installed even. No matter what, I have to wait and see.
Got a response, should hear back soon with actual pricing and whatnot!

More England Pictures

My deck needs some TLC. Floor problems and open insolation are a huge problem if I want to sell. Aesthetics are a big thing with buying and selling homes, and in my current state I’m not getting any extra points. Work like this requires people who do trades for a living. I refuse to continue doing any more work myself. You know, it’s not that I refuse, I just hate it. Wow, I feel aggressive today, sorry about that. I got a little heated over this.

My kitchen is probably going to be the biggest job. Under the stove has a sunken spot in the floor and that kind of really sucks. Besides that, I have, or at least want, to redo that cabinets. 1970’s cabinets just did not age well and I need to update them. Rebuilding walls and cabinets are also going to take time. Revamping the place up will really bring up the value of this trailer though.

Otherwise, that’s really it for renovations. I’m confident that within the year I’ll have my place prettied up and ready to go on the market. No matter what, I’m going to fix my place up, not only for me and the possibility of selling, but also because I have found myself a long term roommate. This year is going to be my year, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop me. But yeah, that’s it for me! Be safe and have a great day!
— Deryn

The Past Few Days

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Wow, I work a lot when I actually try. I’ve been putting the extra hours, hence my post where I was complaining, as I do. And even though I’ve been working my ass off, I still have another week of extreme hours before I’m free. I enjoy what I do though, so I can’t complain too much. I still have my shift today, tomorrow, and Saturday to get through before I’m done for the week. 

My buddy went for a nice walk. He got some pictures for me!

Tuesday was like any other Tuesday. Answering the phones for twelve, long, hours with a hint of paperwork to spice the day up. Cab drivers are such funny humans, and honestly so are customers. I get the best complaints, don’t worry because I have examples. The second one is a little long, sorry in advance.

“It’s be there in just a few minutes,” this is me talking.
“A few? Like five or fifteen?” That’s a fair question.
“Less than five, I have someone nearby,” we’re efficient.
“That’s too long, I’m calling someone else.” 
Interactions like this leave me making ??? an actual expression.

“I’d like to file a complaint,” calls that start with this are just … fun …
“Of course, what is your complaint?” 
“Your driver helped my mother out of your cab,” this caught me off guard. “That breaks the ‘social distancing’ that’s been put in place!” 
“So, let me get this straight,” because I was so confused, “you’re upset, because my cab driver helped an older and probably feeble customer out of their cab instead of letting them risk breaking something like a hip getting out of a high up vehicle?”
“Well yes, he got right up next to my mother!”
“And was doing his job? I’m sorry but I don’t quite understand why you’re upset. I understand social distancing, but older customers are at a real risk of hurting themselves. My driver helped a customer out of his cab. I don’t know what you want me to tell you,” what does one even say to that?
“I’m going to sue you guys for this,” angry customer is angry…

England is so pretty! I miss it so much!

Wednesday was definitely more fun. All of the bosses were in the office, and they’re a lot of fun. In my office, we’re a big family of total dorks. Humor and a hint of bullying (like siblings, I promise), this office is fun to be in. I had piles of paperwork that the front office needed help with too. All in all, I was busy all day. 

Like, Look at it!

Today, or Thursday depending on when you read this, so far has been quiet. My phone hasn’t been ringing much, the bosses are not here yet, and my paperwork is pretty much done. I’m low key watching League of Legends videos while reminiscing about England. It’s not even noon yet though, so we’ll see how the day goes. 

I’ve got to go where ever this is

That’s all I’ve got for today though! Y’all are amazing and I hope you’re being safe! We’ll talk again soon! Check out my Instagram and Twitter until then! 
— Deryn

Might Go Back to Work

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My old boss, and a real good friend of mine asked if I’d want to go back to work. I don’t want work five days a week at one job and one day at another, I’m not ready nor willing to be overworked again. Tomorrow I find out if I can go back or not, at least to this job in particular. I’m excited because I know I’ll get the “go ahead”.
I find I’m getting bored sometimes, mostly because I sit at home for days at a time, so going back will definitely help with that. Plus, I get more content. I can talk about crazy customers again and new tech. I’ll have to remember to bring a book just so I’m not bored though, it gets quiet at that store. Getting paid for my time is optimal these days. Life sure gets expensive.

Doing some work at home. Best way to work!

On that note, I’ll be able to refresh stories, use old tags, and double down on book reading for everyone to enjoy. With this job being extra income, I’ll be able to get my car fixed and save for overseas trips! Plus, I might want to get more into the internet business, and stream, write and social media more. Having the extra few dollars would help a lot!

It’s the next day. I was told I’m good to go! So, here I go, back to work! Oh this is exciting! I knew I would get that job back. I find out Tuesday when I actually start.
Tuesday! Since I forgot to bring Dune to work, I’ll just be sitting here, bored. Oh I’m excited! Have I said that yet? I’m expecting a call about noon-ish, so my update will be up on my Twitter. Too bad I’m not working from home again, that picture was a perfect scene. Shadow had fallen asleep on my table, and I had my snacks. I kicked my ADHD is the butt! Am I using my TV as a monitor? Yes. Am I sitting on the floor? Also yes. 

Accidentally woke Midna up for this picture

It feels good to go back to work. But that’s all I’ve got for today! I hope you have a great day and be safe! We’ll talk soon!
— Deryn