Oh, man. Your kids are amazing. You must be so proud of them!
I've moved out of my parents' house into a little condominium. It's five minutes from the zoo, so it's a lovely save on gasoline. I also finally got accepted as a zookeeper, and I've sort of inadvertently become the sidekick to all the building exhibit teams. I get to work different areas all week, so I stay trained well enough to cover vacation and sick days when they roll around. It's quite fun, and I get to work with a wide variety of animals—reptiles and mammals, and a few birds.
I'm totally turning into a workaholic, though. I keep finding excuses to work on little projects after my shift ends, and next thing I know, the sun is down and I'm famished because my stomach was expecting dinner already. One good bit about it, though: the head keeper of the buildings teams learned last week that I've been taking the black light flashlight through all the buildings once a week to hunt for scorpions, and she talked to the collections curator (the position above all zookeepers), and he okayed putting those nights on my time card. Yay!
The Discord chat is acting weird about creating the official invite link for people. Only the temporary links are working right now, and they expire. We'll have to try and get you a link sometime you're actively online so we can get you in there.
I'm pretty good. I joined a community orchestra and have been learning to play the viola, although I am on a break this semester. I started writing fanfics on AO3 under Miah_Arthur. They are all in... more
I've tried to get him to look at the PPC, but he's a total luddite. If the school didn't require him to use the school issued laptop, he would barely even touch a computer. He's not on social media,... more
At least he's driven, I suppose; I wouldn't want the world to lose out on the self-eating vegetable (an invention that children the world over consider deserving of a Nobel Prizr for Everything Ever) ... more