We are finally home!
I haven't updated in a bit and sadly a bit delayed uploading some videos but I am pretty very happy. Just a quick update, my 2-week vacation from work is about to end which is quite sad, but I think we've accomplished quite a bit in those two weeks. That being said - more updates to come!
A few weeks ago, our water heater broke. It was leaking from the top and the basement was starting to flood a little bit. I urgently had to call a plumber and unfortunately, it had to be replaced. We were billed for $1,200 and I had to file a claim for our Home Systems Protection through State Farm. They approved our claim without any issues but there was a $500 deductible. Many friends and family have been telling me about getting an actual home warranty so that's what I did on July 12th.
I was browsing online and like a lot of services, every company has both good and bad reviews. One of the "most recommended" companies was Home Choice Warranty. While I was still on their website checking out plans, I had to fill out my personal information and before I can even submit it, I already got a phone call from one of their sales rep - Matthew. I should've taken this as a major red flag for their hard selling tactics but I was still in the state of panic about expenses and things breaking. I was paranoid that what if one breaks after another - then I'll have to shell out another $500 and how many more $500 deductibles do I need to pay??
I entertained the offer and spoke with Matthew. Bear was at work and I didn't want to make a decision immediately, but Matthew made sure that if I sign up now I have 30 days to cancel. I was still hesitant, so he gave me what were seemingly great offers that was quite too hard to pass.
I made some videos today and I'm really hoping I get to upload them on schedule. For some reason editing them on desktop is taking a lot longer than making them on my tablet or my phone. I don't know why - probably because they tend to be longer? But I can only assume.
Anyways, I had a lot of fun making the videos. I put my full face on, and did my hair. Yeah it was fun. I rarely go out and sometimes I'm just too lazy to get ready - so I think starting to make videos add up to more reasons why I need some self love. I don't really think I'm neglecting myself but I am also just meh and bleh... I don't think it's a bad thing but I love makeup and dressing up so why waste my resources? LOL.
It's not a saying for no reason, because it couldn't be any much more true. Generally, I'm a very positive person - or at least I try to be. See, positivity attracts positive energy, which then results to positive outcomes. I believe in that, I truly do. Unfortunately, no matter how positive our outlook is, life still happens and there will always be some challenges thrown at us. It's just something we couldn't avoid.
Alright, alright - what got me into this sad mode of unlikely not-so-jolly blogging?
Welp, we went up north this weekend for Bear's grandmother's funeral. It was a bittersweet event in itself. It was sad that grandma had passed, but it was also nice to see some family. We then come home to a leaky water heater and we couldn't stop the leak. We turned off the inlet valve and it was still leaking so we were thinking, then maybe it's just a valve or quick pipe fix. There was no pilot light and there was no hot water, best I was hoping for was that it could dry up and get it over with after the valve or pipe was fixed.
Maybe it's a little late, but here we go...
The puppy photoshoot was a little bit of a struggle. I didn't really plan any of this but I wanted to do a little bit of puppy celebration. We spent pretty much the whole day with Bear and his mom. It was a great day, he finally took her on a ride on the new bike but it was a bit short lived because it rained. I made my ribs, I think I will make it official that I'm the rib-bearer lol. For some reason I really enjoy making ribs so I think that's something I'll be sharing soon.
Wow, it's been a very long time since I last sat down and used my laptop. It's been several months - but there's actually been some real progress in real life. The Craft Room is actually functional and not gonna lie that the lounge area is actually the most used area more than anything.
There's more fun stuff and travel that happened - and more to come for sure! I've also learned a little bit more about myself and my constant dilemma of not being able to do much of anything on a regular basis on top of the short attention span.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy my new video! Can't deny I'm really loving videography more and more :)
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Things I Love
Photography. Puppies. Arts. Crafts. Cooking. Animals. Makeup. Beaches. Pink things.