Hi all, I'm back after, what, a month and a half? Been keeping busy with getting my life back in order.
The two month room rental I had ran out, so I had to find another. Luckily I was able to find a room for less than the going rate (the housing market is tight because of the fires two years ago), and it's located in the middle of town close to everywhere I might need to go.
On the less positive side, the house is a bit crowded, with 7 of us occupying 6 bedrooms (every room that could be has been converted to a bedroom) plus 3 in tiny cottages in the back lot. And did I mention that there are only 2 bathrooms total?
The housemates are a motley crew, to put it charitably. The owner is something of a local celebrity, running for various city government offices every chance he gets. Seems like a nice enough guy, with a fine disregard for the minutiae of city building codes.
My room is a spacious 10.5 x 12 feet. My previous landlord/housemate donated some furniture to me since we were all moving out at the same time, and somehow I've managed to shoehorn all of it in: A full futon & frame, desk & office chair, recliner, two small file cabinets, a mini-fridge, a folding clothes drying rack, a floor lamp, a side table, and misc small items. In a 10.5 x 12 room! I think I think I inadvertently warped space to do it. I may post pictures once I get everything tweaked to my satisfaction.
Also, I've been back to work for several weeks now. Yay! And it's an "essential service", so I'm not getting laid off.