Woot woot I got out on my bike several times yesterday. First, with Hulky while he was on rollerblades, then I went over to Staples to get a flash drive (trying to wipe the Macbook Air drive, no luck yet). Not long after that, I headed up to my parents' house via bicycle. Holy crap. A loooooong climb up the offramp to their house. I ended up in the lowest possible gears by the end, I think, but didn't get off the bike once. Then my dad cleaned up/tuned my bike for me. Bearings seem good, so says he, so no need to disassemble everything. Dinner, then I biked home (all down hill wheeee).
My parents confirmed that crashing in the attic for a couple of months to save up money etc. is totally fine. I was 90% sure, but still wanted to ask as a formality. As much as I hate to admit it, I am starting to look forward to that option (imagining how we'd set up our stuff). I don't think we'll get approved for an apartment on my income alone anyway. Hulky's job searching and apartment follow-ups are on hold this week as he finishes up his Physics course. Then he has all of August to finish the other two courses. If we do end up in the attic, we have to figure out how to store a lot of our stuff. My mom offered up the basement, but it's super musty down there, I don't want to ruin our furniture.
I am probably going up to Maine with my dad this weekend to visit Baba. He wants to chop down some trees. I just want to relax up there, maybe get some Network+ reading done. The book advises scheduling the exams right away so you have that added pressure, but I am going to wait until I am at least halfway done with the book because most of the material is new to me. I think it'll take me at least two months to prepare.
I had time to make lunch this morning, but left the house late. I meant to get in 30 minutes early, but totally forgot until I was leaving the house. I had to breathe away some anxiety several times on my trip, but broke a PR for my ride into work! Haha the added pressure made all the difference.
Oh and I had a good chat with my dad about job stuff. My resume is not completed, but I've started updating and it just filling in any possible point I might like to include about my experience. I'll pare it down for different versions later.