Thanks Pet! It's good to hear from you!
One thing I was doing on my hiatus was being obsessed with Supernatural >.> I just finished all nine seasons. Yeah. I'm totally caught up now. What am I doing with my life? Not much, that's for sure! But hey, Dean Winchester is worth it, am I right? :P
My mum said that we can set the thirty up again! Yay! Soleil can finally be back where she belongs :) Hopefully we'll get it set up within the next month, and I'll be doing sand substrate with barely any plants and lots of hides. I've come to accept that the Barbs are little stinkers and will demolish all plant life, and I need to move on from trying to give them a jungle like Leo. The only bad thing is that the hex will be down for a year or so, but I'll be setting it up again when I can.
The reason the thirty gets to be set up is that in a year I'm moving rooms. My parents are going to build be a room downstairs and they'll be totally renovating our upstairs for them. My eye had been hurting, so we went to the doctor and found out I have Thyroid problems and will eventually be on pills for the rest of my life. It looks like I have a swollen thyroid and may need surgery to correct it. The doctor said that the number one thing that's best for me is to be away from second hand smoke. Guess what? My neighbours are chain smokers and they smoke day and night on their back deck, right next to my room. I can smell it even with the window closed. Which is why my room is being moved to the basement when we can afford the renovations. My mum's been wanting to do this for years, so she's happy to finally have an excuse. The thirty will be set up outside of my new room downstairs, and until then will be in the lowest area of our basement. Not ideal, I know, but I'll be visiting them every day and interacting with the little guys. It'll just be a pain to move them for the, what, seventh time? Around there. Good thing these guys are hardy!
Wow, I'm realizing how long that paragraph is. I guess being AWOL for a while has left you guys in the dark a little XD
Oh, and some really good news, get away from that dark medical issue thing- I've lost 26.3 pounds and none of my clothes fit me! Woo! I look like a wannabe gangster, but I can't buy anything new because I'm hoping to lose more weight. Hey, maybe you guys will actually get a pic of me eventually, haha.
Thanks for reading through this horribly long post. I'm gonna do a photo op later when it's dark, and hopefully the pics will be up before tomorrow night :)
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