it's been over a year since I've done a Journal entry? kinda pathetic
well, to give a quick update; I've moved, not out of country or state or anything, but to some shiny new digs on the east bay. already I'm much MUCH happier about it. could even see myself living here for a few years by choice. it's stunning what a psychologically depressing effect the old place had pretty much the moment of move in. it also made me realize some things about how I treat the various apartments and living in general, and I'm working on making my apartment not merely a place I sleep and keep my stuff, but an actual home. which I historically have not done. Just little things, mind. Like actually hanging a picture or two on the walls, buying furniture and appliances that aren't completely disposable, and having an actual place for things instead of merely left in boxes or stacked/piled on the floor.
on the other hand, at the moment, I do not have a scanner, so nothing new will be forthcoming for a little while yet. I was never happy with the canon Pixma scanner I had, and when Mom's printer ate itself, it didn't take much thought to ship her mine. fortunately she's loving it in all the ways I did not, so it's found a good home. my next scanner will be a wide format 11x17 so I can finally scan my drawings in one single scan rather than 2 and then merging them in one. the big issue with the Pixma was that the corners weren't true 90degrees and getting the two scans to line up properly was pretty frustrating.
overall, things are going pretty well...and there's some plans on the horizon that when they come to fruition will vastly improve my general disposition, so yay.