So, I start my terminal leave in December. Oh that's right, we're not all familiar with the lingo... Terminal Leave.... you get so many days a year in paid vacation in the military. If you so choose to save up those days (no more than 60 per fiscal year (October) in leave balance) you can elect to take those leave days prior to your seperation from the military. The maximum amount of terminal leave you can take is 60 days, anything more in balance has to be sold back to the military for a very horrible rate + 27% taxes.
Ahh yes, terminal leave... So I start it on December 6th. In the mean-time I have to sell my 3 bedroom/3 bath, single car garage, deck, newly remodeled floors in the kitchen, bathrooms, and entryway, newly painted walls condo......... Oh yeah, finish painting 1.75 rooms, fininshing a bathroom floor, building trim, caulking....
I think I owe somewhere around 125k or so and market value with the remodels could be somewhere around 142k. After the 6% and closing fees I'm sitting with a little extra in my pocket. Add that to the 8k I have sitting in the bank right now... plus my 2 months of terminal leave (with pay)... I think I should be ok. (Hopefully)
I'm working full time now, my wife works in the evenings so I take care of my kids, I go to school full time, I'm looking for a new job.... trying to finish my house... damn, the stress of it all almost seems like it's too much at times. I want to play FFXI more to relieve some stress but the more I do the further behind I seem to fall.
I think I need to drastically cut down my hours in-game until I can finish my projects on my house and get things in order. I'll stop in from time to time to relieve a bit of stress but until the major part of getting my house ready for sale and cleaned to the point where it can be shown to potential buyers I think I just need to focus on the tasks at hand.
I was really looking forward to getting a few avatars, but it may just have to wait. Once I get the big process over with and things calm down a bit I'll try to catch up enough to do some of the funner end-game activities. I'd like to go to Dynamis and hunt a few HNM's... and I'm still waiting for Snarg and Geft to finish ZM5 so we can do that fight for ZM6.... I figure that by the time I can start devoting more time into my character and whatnot you guys will be lvl 75 or very close to it.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know what's been on my mind lately. Just to recap: I'm tired, I miss my wife, I'm stressed, I'm swamped with projects, I'm running out of time, I will be moving soon.
On a lighter note.... Yay for boobies.
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