I’ve been consumed these last two weeks. Downright frantic. Between apartment hunting (for college) and job hunting, my mental resources have been eaten up like Halal cart food at 2 AM (Ruthlessly, for those of you who’ve never been hungry and drunk in Brooklyn). All my scrambling managed to produce several prospects though, sadly, unrelated to writing. I managed to get a job and several people contacted me about possible apartments. These are good things!
My inner cynic wants me to reserve any excitement until I start. Which is tomorrow morning. Mostly I’ve felt good doses of apprehension and fear. Maybe some excitement will come up next. Same deal with apartment hunting. Since I can’t travel frequently, I’ve been hard pressed to look thoroughly for a place to live come the Fall. Being in a college town, many of the landlords rent out run-down homes for hiked up prices knowing there are few alternatives. But I have found a couple of rooms that will work out. Hopefully.
So much of my attention has been on everything but writing, which sucks. It doesn’t help that I’m agitated by all this hustle up either. Still, I’m longing to put words on pages. Even given my new schedule, the prompts are back on.
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, computer trouble prevents me from using my laptop to write. I’ll have to commit to typing on my phone. I’ve got catching up to do with the last handful of prompts.
I’ll be up to date by the end of the week.
So here’s the scoop. I have an overheating laptop. My system fan has been running very high but isn’t adequately cooling down the laptop. As a result I get daily crashes. A restart tends to fix the issue but only temporarily.
I’m trying to remedy this situation. The big problem is the hard-drive. Shutting down as frequently as the computer does, unprompted, is starting to cause memory issues.
In the short term I’m occupied apartment hunting and job searching. My access to a computer is all work related, which gas held up prompts. So, as I expected, I’ll have to update via cellphone. At least I can do updates from this thing. Let’s see how it plays out!