There have been a lot of changes in the last couple months. First, Chris finally went back to work (very cautiously) for about a month and a half, though has experienced some setbacks over the last couple weeks. But for the most part has seemed to resume some vague sense of normalcy.
In the second week of August, we got a beat on a family friend who had a one-bedroom apartment open up in Mansfield. We were originally looking to potentially purchase our first home, but with the economy the way that it is, it just seemed like a risky time to buy and put all our eggs in one basket for the next however many years. I really didn’t like the idea of moving to a new place that might not be our forever home after 8 years in the same apartment, but we had been putting off moving for years with this excuse and it just felt like the right time. So as of a week and a half ago, we did it!
After making the decision, I also bought my first car, which will be a big help because we are now much further from the city. I can still take the commuter rail without needing to drive there first, but while I continue working from home, I needed a way to get around in case of an emergency. Soon enough, Chris will have a van for his electrician work, so we will have both on hand.
In the middle of August, my guinea pig also returned for a multi-night stay at the vet, during which she had an infection and resumed GI stasis. It has since stabilized and she’s doing much better, and she seems happy in her new home.
I used some vacation time last week so that I could settle into the new place, and am pretty happy with how we have it set up. Also, over the weekend I found a rail trail that is literally across the street, so I’ve ventured down there three times already. Here are some pictures from a recent walk!
Before we left, I stopped by my office for the first time since March (in the middle of the night) to scan in all of my comic panels up to this point. I've since updated the Key limes page with these better quality images. Since my last post, I cranked out several additional pages, and at this point have only 2.5 pages left before transitioning to a much more opened-up structure. I'm excited to settle into my new desk set up and continue chipping away after a month-long break!
Also, over the weekend I turned 30! About time, I feel like I've been in my 30s for the last two years. The Trump era has us all aging faster than usual. #hellograyhair
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based out of Mansfield, MA.