Yeah, I’ve been pretty scarce around these parts for a while now. I thought I’d pop in and give my fellow dopers a clue as to my where-and-why-abouts. But don’t construe this as a pity thread. It’s not. It’s actually a thank you thread.
You see, things haven’t been going too swell lately. The dopers I know personally have really propped me up and I want to publicly thank them.
Here are the sordid story.
First of all, as some of you know, I’ve been out of work since Christmas, which has truly sucked. But the really difficult thing going on is something else entirely.
Mrs. Batty and I are going through some hard times. I’ve got my stress, with work and money and a few other familial matters. She has her own stress with her job, her schooling and her own familial matters. The combined stresses make life extremely hard. So, we’ve decided to take some time apart. It’s very much a mutual decision. And this isn’t the beginning of the end, so that’s why I’m not seeking pity. We both are looking forward to getting our individual poop together so we can hook back up later and live our lives. But in the mean time we are both looking for separate places to live.
Ok, enough of that.
First I want to thank woodstockbirdybird for being a really good friend. He let me bend his ear for a couple of hours and gave me some really good perspective on life. He’s been a true friend and I can’t thank him enough.
Second, thanks to oldscratch and Rasa. They drove all the way up from San Jose just to hang out with me. oldie even bought me a couple of beers. And Rasa steered me towards some temporary housing.
Which ties into - Third, thanks to zyzzyva for offering me his couch (if you read this - check your email).
The good news is it looks like I shall soon be gainfully employed with a prestigious non-profit outfit here in the city. It will be good work and good pay and I’m really looking forward to starting.
The only outstanding matter left is my poor little Daisy-Dog. So far, she has no place to live. Both Mrs. Batty and I are actively searching for a housing situation that will allow for dogs, but so far we are both in temporary land. There is absolutely no friggin’ way I’m giving my dog up to the pound, so I have to find some place for her, at least temporarily (hint-hint: if anyone nearby can help, I’d lick your boots).
So that’s it. That’s why I’ve been MIA. I just haven’t been in that wacky Battyish posting mood I usually am. But I’m not down in the dumps. I’m optimistic about life, and I feel like making an online comeback. Watch for it in a MPSIMS thread near you (show times may vary).
Thank you for reading (if you actually managed to make it all the way through this) and carry on.
And for those new posters who may have just registered and don’t know who in the wide wide world of sports I am . . . stop looking at me funny. Ask around, I’m actually an ok guy.