Some of you may have noticed that I did not update my blog last weekend (though I did post on Thursday). The reason for the interruption was that, on Sunday, I was looking at apartments/duplexes/places to move to (I worked on Saturday), since the people I’m living with now came to an agreement with me about how long I would stay here back when I lived in Connecticut, which recently was amended from six weeks (which would have been to December 3rd) to the end of the year, though preferably before Christmas. Since this is the first house that they’ve ever owned, and it’ll be the first Christmas that they celebrate here, I was willing to oblige them in this request, if possible.
The search itself I shall leave for another day and another entry, but suffice it to say that I have found another place and will be moving out of here and moving into there over the weekend. Once I move, I will no longer have use of this computer (it belongs to one of my hosts) nor of the Internet (though I can have it installed and split the cost among any housemates who wish to use it), though my brother said he would try to find a solution to this dilemma in the form of a Christmas gift. Then, of course, there is the problem of not having a printer, though I can have resumes printed out at Kinko’s or Staples, so that’s not a big deal. Printing out my novel is a bigger deal, but it’s almost time for me to take a break from writing that and concentrate on shorter pieces for a bit, since I imagine many interruptions between now and when that full time job materializes (or rather, when I make it materialize). In fact, all of this focus on finding a room, finding a job, networking, procrastinating on the Internet, etc, has left me with very little time to work on my novel. Since I’ve arrived in Seattle, most of my writing has occurred on my blog, in my diary, and through responses to people’s comments and emails. Part of this is also due to my making enough time to read, whether in the form of magazine articles or books, leaving less time to write.
I will be sending out one more post before I move, since the subject is relevant to Christmas. Ideally, I would post it ON CHRISTMAS, but that is impossible without Internet access. I do have Internet access at work, but who wants to access their blog, or their emails, at work, where website privacy is nonexistent? I suppose I could use a library computer, too, once I get a library card (which I can get, now that I have a lease, i.e. proof of residency), but they won’t be open on Christmas, and probably not Christmas Eve, either.
Anyway, sorry for thinking aloud, but I find that if I write about a problem, I can find the solution easier, since all of my thought processes are revealed on paper (or on a screen). Of course, I COULD write those posts ahead of time and then come back here on Sunday and hit the “PUBLISH POST” button, but that’s a little silly. Besides, my apartment search will serve as a nice companion piece to my description of my new room and house (it’s a shared house), so it would be better to write that post after I’ve been in my new place for a little while. In addition, the apartment search has been preserved in my diary, so there’s no danger of my forgetting some important detail. And I do have a notebook, so I can write the post ahead of time and then type it up quickly, once I have access to an Internet-connected computer.
So, to clarify, I may not be posting to my blog for a while, or it may be sporadic, depending on what scheme my brother comes up with. But, there will be one more post near the end of the week, right before I leave for my new place, so tell your friends, as I’d love for that post to break 100 hits. Since I’ve been tracking this blog (in October, soon after Ebert praised it), I’ve had over 1,000 hits, with “What Happens in Between Sunrise and Sunset” getting 78 hits (that only includes hits to that specific page; it misses anyone who found my blog site and just started reading the entries posted to the home page).
Here’s hoping this blog’ll be around for 1,000 more hits!