Much is happening in the Humason house, though some things are certainly more interesting than others. Here is a brief overview of said events from the perspective of yours truly:
- Our living room has become the family room and the family room is now a school room (though both rooms are still called by their original names). The computer is still in the family room as are the dogs' crates and the treadmill, but we have added the piano, some tables/desks, and additional bookshelves. The TV and entertainment center has been moved to the living room, along with the couch and one chair (the original living room couch and chairs have been donated to a worthy cause somewhere). All the once family room/now living room furniture has been recovered and redecorated. Apparently Mom finds a purpose to all this rearranging, but certainly I do not. Now there are very few options for those of us who wish to be in a place where we can read and not be interrupted by sounds of the television, one can no longer watch television and chat on the internet at the same time, and Lisa is pretty much the only person to use the school room, so it seems to me to be wasted space. But alas, I am not in charge here. I just give suggestions and follow directions. Plus, I was gone while all this rearranging was being arranged.
- My adventurous cat Mia found her way outside a few days ago and was missing for about 6 hours. My parents apparently found her outside in the ivy on the side of the house and brought her inside. I was not home during this ordeal either, a fact for which I am very grateful as I would have been a wreck.
- I applied for a credit card (so that I can make online purchases on my own card, rather than paying my parents) and was declined basically because I don't have a credit report. Of course I don't have a credit report! I've only been old enough to hold a credit card for 3 months! How does one develop a credit history if no one will give hem a chance to prove hemselves? (Hem=heir only different (subjective case vs objective case, but that's for another time).) So I'm basically stuck in a catch-22 and perhaps I will be paying my parents for stuff until I'm 50.
- It's cold outside. I have stocked up on tea and related products so as to be prepared for whatever weather is went my way.
- My mother is convinced that I have carpal tunnel syndrome in my right wrist. I am not as convinced (I don't have any numbness or tingling in the hand or fingers, just pain in the wrist when I bend it and/or put weight on it). In any case, since the old brace of my dad's that I've been wearing off and on for a couple of weeks has done no good, Mom bought me a very gung-ho wrist brace that I'm supposed to wear all the time for a couple of weeks and then at night and when typing for awhile. Yuck. I can only type with one or two fingers on my right hand (it's incredibly frustrating to have to type so slowly!) and using a pen is rather difficult. Ah well. I am very grateful that I didn't break it and can take the brace off for things such as playing violin.
- I discovered a little while ago that there was a huge, disgusting amount of mildew growing behind my bed (where the solid head of the loft bed faces the wall). My fantastically wonderful father spent part of today scrubbing it all off. In case redoing the family and living rooms wasn't enough, I'm probably going to have to change my room around so that the head of the bed isn't facing an outside wall (where condensation can build up behind it and, without enough air flow to dry it out, grow more mildew). Thankfully, even with such a huge amount of mildew, the room never smelled!
And that's the way the cookie crumbles.