A few days ago I finally created an account on Patreon: The Elementary DM. I've been looking for ways to earn money doing the things I love, and what's not to love about D&D? I also am a strong believer that education should be widely available and fun, while allowing everyone as much choice in how they learn as possible. I'll be using this Patreon account to share what I've been learning while dungeon mastering for grade school age kids.
When I told a friend that I had preordered a Tesla Cybertruck, she wanted to know why. I told her, but the whole thought process is worth writing down, so here's all the details.
Cassidy definitely needs a car, and needs a little help getting one that is worth it. Cheap cars have been a lot of trouble.
The plan is for repayment in on a monthly basis after a few other bills have been reduced or otherwise alleviated.
This will also help me some as I won't be solely responsible for transporting Malcolm to and from the farm. It has been a little stressful to not have backup if the vehicle I can use has issues.
5/4/2019 - paid $80
5/19/2019 - paid $40
5/25/2019 - paid $20
6/9/2019 - paid $40
6/21/2019 - paid $20
Ever since I read Ayn Rand's novella Anthem, I have been thinking about the house that Prometheus finds. From my memory, it had been abandoned for a few hundred years yet it was still fully functional.
I was doing really well when I moved in. I had finally found a space where I was alone and I could concentrate and do real work. I got some website jobs and some other work that paid the rent - for a while. But then the situation changed.
Sent $10 2013/10/28
Sent $100 2013/12/2
Sent $50 2014/1/4
Sent $50 2015/12/11
Gave $50 2016/8/27 at the Oldtimer's Party at Kevin's house.
Gave $100 2016/12/22 assuming the check from my dad clears.
Paid it off 2018/4/18
In the last few weeks, I've been having really bad cramps in my calves that last for days. I initially figured they were mostly a symptom of the stress I've been dealing with. I've noticed that when I'm around people I tense up, and have only been able to relax completely after a good night's sleep in a room where I'm alone.
Back in early 2011 I got the first co-branding order for Shire Silver. When cutting the metal there is always some error, so I cut the pieces slightly larger than the expected weight so that the smallest ones would still be at least that. So the initial estimate for the amount of metal needed was off by some percent, and I was short. Since then I've not only improved my cutting accuracy, but also improved my metal requirements estimates.
Two days ago I had a gloriously productive day (compared to recent history anyway). I went for a jog, made a great breakfast, and got a lot of work done. But yesterday sucked. It started out OK with another good jog and a nice breakfast, but the rest of the day I was unable to get into gear. Pretty much the entire day was a waste and I was certainly more irritable.
When I moved into the domes, I hade a deal with the then owner to sell him much of my stuff for rent payments. I didn't live there long, so when I left there was a balance in my favor. At about the same time the place got sold, and from what I understand the debt owed to me was also transferred to the new owner.
This debt is mostly for rent, but for some business services provided as well.
And this is finally paid off.