For posting, and for a lot of other stuff. I’m overdue for altering a garment to help out a customer who asked a few days ago (no I haven’t forgotten!), I’m overdue for switching all the vendors at the shop over to the new 2.5 that Hippo has put out, I’m overdue for organizing the shop the way I want and getting out the products that are collecting dust in my inventory. I’m overdue for recording at VERY least a demo CD for our band. I’m sure there’s lots of other stuff too and I can’t even think of it right now.
That’s not to say I haven’t been productive. I have. Between clear-the-air conversations (themselves having been overdue), building new stuff, rearranging and consolodating prims, and the ongoing Deputy duties that I’ve taken upon myself, I have been busy busy busy. We had a gig yesterday at a new venue, and it was great, very good crowd.
But just to make it even more interesting, I’ve finally managed to get a RL job. Nothing much, just part time and $8/hr, but it’s a source of income and I’ve not been gainfully employed in about 8 years now so this is a good thing. What’s awful is that it’s got me wondering if it’s enough for me to be able to sustain the sim. Yes, to put the rumors to bed, there is talk of the sim changing hands to mine. However it’s not going to happen unless & until I can afford to maintain it on my own, and right now that’s not even in the realm of possibility. So for now it’s staying put where it is.
Incidentally I just ran some numbers. Definitely still impossible. Rents really barely make a dent in the monthly tier fee.
So, I don’t know, maybe in time for the faire in August we’ll see if it’s more possible for it to be sustainable at my end. I feel bad, really, I wish I could take it off his hands tomorrow. It’s pretty evident that the boss is burning out hard here. I try to help, I try to take on as much responsibility as I’m able/allowed and also do all I can to make it vibrant; so that not only do people want to rent and stay here, but also so that just maybe he can love it again.
Had a good talk with Is yesterday actually. She wishes she could afford to buy a proper quarter sim or so for Hotlanta. It would give Hotlanta the setting/traffic it needs and it would be able to flourish and expand without it being at the expense of Northfarthing’s prims, scripts, people, etc. But it’s a catch-22; they’re not making enough where they are to be able to move to where they can make enough.
Guys, if you go to Hotlanta, do me a favor and go out of your way to tip Is. She is there day after day after day, never takes a day off, picking up slack for hosts, pushing events, trying to keep people in line, and doing so at the expense of her own business that she wants to run. She barely sees a dime from the house tipjar, so please, help her out you guys. Neither she nor I ever wanted for SL to become an unpaid job.
But speaking of day off, today is mine. Talk about things that are overdue! If you break it, fix it yourself. If you leave it, pick it up. If someone gives you grief, Constable Tel has all kinds of fun ways to deal with it. Otherwise, have a happy Sunday.