Sep. 9th, 2017 06:11 am
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So, my dad lives in Indianapolis now (which, by the way, because I'm a nerd for The 100, I refer to it as "Polis" now, and not Indy, because, anyway, "Indy" makes me think of the person Indiana Jones, not my state capital, because nerd).

You may or may not know that it's been a strange year for my family. In 2016, my dad had a liver transplant, I was diagnosed with cancer, dad lost his job and has been living on severence pay for the past 8 months, I've been trying to adjust to the correct dosage of medication that I have to take for the rest of my life, got borderline suicidal there for a bit, all the while working my ass off to the point that I somehow created an extra day during the week.

Well, in the past month, my dad got a job offer in Polis, my parents bought a house down there with a mortgage payment that would be cheaper than rent at a shitty apartment, and today we are going down to clean, paint, and arrange the furniture when it's delivered. I feel like how people must feel when they send a kid away to college; the Fort is still home, none of us are relocating, but yet my dad is living 2 hours away during the week and coming home on the weekends to hang out and do laundry. Oh! But he made a friend his first day at orientation (work!). Actually, not really, it's just the same guy he used to share an office with at the old job. Small world! This guy is cool, though, so I'm glad my dad has a buddy.

As for me? I'm glad to have something physical to do to kind of force me to not think about my job and all the things going on there - not bad things, just SO MANY THINGS. Too much to do for too many people and not enough time, even with an extra 8 hours a week overtime. We are in the process of a strategic merger with another local financial institution (they are merging with us because they haven't had much significant growth over the past few years). That means 30 new employees (the previous mergers we've had over the years were maybe 5 people at a time, tops) who have to learn our culture, systems, and...nuances. LOL. I'm excited, but at the same time, I have about 10 people internally who are transitioning to new jobs/responsibilities/training, and by the way, we are opening a new branch and the corporate office is going through a remodel - all at the same time! *falls over*

Health and mental outlook has improved greatly over the past month or so - to the point where I didn't even notice or experience my 'normal' hormonal mood swings. It's kind of strange to go 4 straight months feeling like death would be better to everything being beautiful and harmonious. I still have a touch of anxiety here and there, but I think it's more work stress than physical side effects. Whatever, I'll take it.

A road trip (Polis is roughly 2 hours from here) calls for a stop at Tim Hortons first.

I hope everyone (everyone? Is anyone even reading this? I don't know. LOL) is doing well. I'm also gearing up for Fall and all the glorious Autumn things and Halloween and visits from the Pumpkin Spice Fairy. But most of all? HOODIE WEATHER. Hallelerrrrrrrr!


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