Phew. It's been a kind of busy, hectic few weeks. School is definitely getting harder to get through, since I'm getting so close to finishing.
I talked to the owner of the school, and she told me that my hours should be complete February 14th! Woohoo!
I'm getting faster with most of my services and am seldom making mistakes.
On Saturday, a few friends and I went to this forbidden, blocked off place that has been abandoned for quite some time. Of course, we went later in the afternoon, and the light disappeared rather quickly, so I wasn't able to get as many pictures (or clear pictures) as I wanted. We're going to go back sometime, though.
I'll post up some pictures in this journal, since I don't think a lot of them are quality enough to upload.
So, this place consisted of an entire road blocked off on each side, two houses, two barns, a few trailer homes, and some storage areas. It was really awesome. Judging by the tile, wallpaper, and old appliances, the houses/trailer homes had been there since the '60s. The first house had three fireplaces, four or five (possibly even more) bedrooms, a library/study area, two living rooms, a large, two-part garage that could have housed four cars, a room above and behind the garage, an attic, a basement, a nice wooden patio, and a beautiful view of the mountains. We all found ourselves wondering why such a gorgeous home would be left behind like it was. It had been abandoned for quite some time. Bugs didn't even have anything to eat in there.
The other home was destroyed by trees crashing through the roof. Honestly, we didn't take a great look through it, because we thought we were being followed (we heard some weird banging sounds around us and started heading back to my car). The trailer home was creepy and falling apart. We didn't spend much time in there, either. But, man, that first house... Even destroyed and graffitied, it was gorgeous. My dad is kind of bummed that he didn't get invited that time (he loves abandoned and old places, too), so I'll probably take him sometime earlier in the day and get better pictures.
I made the album public, so anyone can see the pictures if they want to.
In three days, I will be heading back to where I came from to visit some friends. I'll be there for four days. I will be leaving my laptop at home, and maybe even my Nikon, so the chances of getting anything worth uploading are pretty slim. I'm excited, though. I'll finally be able to be inside the gates of my second home again: The Texas Renaissance Festival. <3 God, I miss that place. This will also be my first time flying alone... I'm a little nervous, but I think I will be okay.
That's about it for my little update. I hope everyone is doing well!