Crippled

The tablet has bit it.  Totally bit it.

I’ve been having issues for a while now with the cord connecting it to the computer.  Over the past week tape has accumulated holding the wire in the sweet spot where power flow and communication is maintained, but the time has come where I can hardly get the light to flicker.  Whatever’s wrong is wrong where the cord connects to the tablet.  Dad’s a maintenance tech, so maybe he can fix it, but if not, I have another $300+ bill to pay off, which I could really do without right now.

What this means for you guys is up in the air.  The next comic is done and will go up on schedule.  After that, I don’t know.  It’d kinda suck to go hand drawn and give this thing another abrupt style change in the middle of things.  I’m about tired of doing that…

I keep telling myself I won’t drag my depression into my HP posts but if you’re feeling like you care then read on.  For the average reader, tho, just know I’m doing what I can. Worst case scenario, I’ve an excuse to work on the game or something.

August sucked me dry.  Car insurance is always a terrifying and expensive affair, especially considering that I drive like an old lady until provoked by someone, then I do something remotely stupid and slow way the heck down and drive like an old lady again.  I may need to shop around, I’ve never got any tickets or anything because half the time if I’m hurrying it’s to stop people from tailgating me, because I find that incredibly aggravating, but everyone does it, because everyone wants to go 20 over the limit and I don’t.  Point being, expensive, but only once every six months, and I plan on that.

Kumoricon i hardly paid any of.  i want to help LM with the hotel bill but crap keeps happening.  Most I did was buy gas, and while there I only spent half my budget and never touched my savings, so i was very proud of myself.

But now the tablet’s croaked, my cat needs shots, and my car broke down and needed repairs right before the con (like not even a week before leaving).  I had my phone bill, too, it’s once a year, got some decent minutes this year, used like 20 last year, but all the same ran me a hundred bucks.  but a hundred bucks a year is good for a phone, I guess, the timing just sucked.  Tablet and car are expensive, cat is… well, cat isn’t, but he’s not my first priority right now.  He’s content as long as I feed him and save the occassional weird whim he gets leave him alone, which kinda bums me out ’cause he’s my dang cat.  Guess he’s taking after me… eat, sleep, hide from everybody else.  A daddy’s boy.  But hides from daddy.  Back on track.

I’m not broke.  I have my savings.  I have a good deal of savings, I saved half my wages for a year for school, never went to AI like I wanted to (full year of savings was like maybe tuition for one quarter or something ridiculous, that place costs way too dang much, not that there’s a lot of other options out here), but that’s my emergency money, my “I have no choice” cushion for when i inevitably mess up in some huge way.  I’m paranoid like that.  I’ve not taken out of it more than a hundred bucks, and tried to make at least some of that back, since I got a checking account a few years back.  I pretend it doesn’t exist.

I may need to leave fantasy land and touch the money.  And once i touch that money, that leaves me pretty much not doing any spending until i earn it back.  So I am very much hesitant to touch the money.  I’m not sure if this is an emergency yet or not, I have it in checking, but that starts pushing my luck pretty hard…  I guess I’m just really cheap or something.  Once I break a thousand or so I can’t stop myself from buying stuff, but anything shy of four digits and, well, real life tells me you don’t wnat it shy of four digits.  Four digits is my bills for the last two months.

Bah.  If this stuff would just spread out a bit it’d be great.  : |  Why does all the crap have to hit the fan at once?



  • http://aethre.net/ Mage

    Isn’t the point of savings is so that when unexpected events happen (like your tablet breaking), you have no troubles replacing it? What else are you going to use the money for?

    Well, unless you’re saving FOR something, XD

  • http://aethre.net Mage

    Isn’t the point of savings is so that when unexpected events happen (like your tablet breaking), you have no troubles replacing it? What else are you going to use the money for?

    Well, unless you’re saving FOR something, XD