Blog changes + real life worries.
I decided I was tired of my blog banner, so I reverted back to old profile colors. I don't know if I want to find a background color later or not.
Man, I love the s-mod color.
In other news, the next week or so is going to be very, very crazy. Long story short, we're going to double the population of the house. Right now, we're living in a three-bedroom house, and I don't have a room of my own. Normally, I'd be happy to see them back, but without a room of my own to retreat to, well... it's not going to be fun for me.
So, five people are coming over: my stepbrother, his girlfriend, and their three kids. My stepbrother and his girlfriend, I'm pretty cool with. They're messy, but hey -- I've no right to judge that. The three kids, well, that'll be the issue. One's a year old. I haven't had to deal with anyone that young on a daily basis since my little brother. That was thirteen years ago. I'm worried. One's about eight, nine years old. I remember him -- he was around last time my stepbrother and his girlfriend lived with us. I should be just fine with him. And then, the last one's a preteen/teenage girl I've never met. From the sounds of things, she's a brat. I don't really deal with brats well. I'm already too mean with my little brother. I'm kind of worried I'll snap at her too much.
I think the biggest issue for me's sleeping arrangements. Currently, I sleep in the basement. I might wake up for a few minutes when my brother and stepbrother get up, but it's all good. I fall back asleep again, since it's still dark and I'm tired.
When my family gets here, either
a) I'll sleep alone upstairs, where people turn on the lights at 5:30AM. I'll get very little sleep, depending on when everyone leaves so I can turn off the lights. Or,
b) I'll sleep downstairs like I usually do, but the two adults sleep upstairs, so I shouldn't be on the computer late at night. If they don't go to bed before 10 or 11PM, it'll be good. I shouldn't go to bed between 1-3AM anyway. If it's before then, well, I'm not going to be very happy. It's not like I have anywhere else to retreat to.
The TV issue might be pretty rough, too. Right now, there's always a big TV I could use downstairs, even if the image's messed up. It's still usable. I'm pretty cool with waiting until later at night to play video games on the good TV upstairs. That is, if I don't play in the mornings, when no one but my mom's home.
When everyone gets here, chances are the adults will have a monopoly on the upstairs TV, becuase they're not going to have jobs immediately. Five adults are going to have priority over it. If people sleep up here other than me, well, I can't use it once they're in bed. The downstairs TV, it might be open for awhile in the late morning, but once the kids get home from school, I probably won't see that one, either. I guess I can kick them off, but I'd feel bad for it. I have a TV of my own, but I have nowhere to hook it up. At least I only want to use the PS2 -- it'd be murder trying to actually watch TV shows.
I guess it's selfish of me to complain. They're moving from Hawaii. I should be glad to see them again, because it's been impossible for anyone from my family to visit them. Instead, I'm here, complaining about such trivial things. It makes a hell of a lot more sense financially and for their sanity for us to take them in instead of them staying at a hotel. Not only that, but they're going to be in the same situation as me: no rooms to call their own. We all have to make sacrifices, but in the long run, it'll be so much better. It's my fault I'm here, anyway, becuase if I'd been smart, I'd still be back at school in Nebraska...
So, if I'm suddenly MIA from PC, it might be because OH MY GOD, WTF, FAMILY. Either that, or I'll be here more often during the afternoon hours because my computer is the only thing I can use... oh, and my DS, I suppose.
...at least I'll probably update my LJ more often. With a full house like that, there's going to be excitement every day.
I know, tl;dr, but this really has helped me channel my thoughts and feel just a bit better about it. ^^;;
Posted April 27th, 2009 at 1:51 PM by Mario The World Champion
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