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  • My whole family is crazy.  Caring for each other and feeling gratitude clearly does not run in our blood.  Sometimes I wish I could move far, far away and just disown them all.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    We had made a decision, a month or so ago, that is going to be life-changing for us.  We have turned our lives upside down to cope with a family situation until that decision can be implemented.  While things are very difficult, they have been going according to plan, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel - though it's always going to be difficult, just in a different way.  One phonecall today has made me question whether we really know or are prepared for what we're getting ourselves into.  But there is no going back.


    It's going to be tough.  It will very likely be stressful and cause much conflict and heartache, potentially for quite a few years to come.  I'm not sure how I'm going to cope with it.  But I have to do it, because SOMEONE in my family has to do it, and I am the only one in a position to do it, and the only one who is willing to do it.


    I know I will not get any support from my (blood) family, even though it means they are all off the hook and can shirk their responsibilities.  I only hope it does not affect MY family (husband and son), and that we come out of it sane and close at the other end, whenever that might be.


    I am honestly scared right now of what the future holds.  I am afraid that this could be the worst decision I have ever made.  But it is the only logical/reasonable decision that can be made under the circumstances, and I cannot change my mind.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    I hope it works out for you. Decisions involving family are seldom easy.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    aaargh!


    Person A calls person B, who then calls person C with a completely different story, causing immense confusion and anxiety.  Person C then calls person A to see if that's really how their conversation went, dreading the response, and discovers that person B got the story totally messed up.  All is calm again, for a while.


    Sometimes people just need to mind their own business and stop interfering.


    Now, I am Zen :)   


    But there is always tomorrow looming on the horizon.


    I don't think I will come out of this with any shred of sanity left!
    Been looking for houses for a month or so.  Not very many coming up where we want to go.  The only one on the short list, which we hope to see next week or early the week after, looks quite nice - house a bit small, yard nice and big, and vegie gardens and fruit trees already established.  But it has the main highway going past the front gate, and a train track right at the back of the block (trains only pass a couple of times a week), plus a school right over the road (homeschooling son hates schools and other kids).  Still, it's worth looking at, only 15 minutes from dad.  If we decide to apply and are accepted, the move will be in 2-4 weeks.  Nothing like rushing things :)
    Zortik
    Zortik
    Gotcha. I'm considering the move from Iowa to PA. So many different things come into play...
    Different state taxes on payroll, different cost of living (from county to county within the state) and a number of other things...
    Like, as an example, a $130,000 house where I live now, in Iowa, would be going for about $300,000 near the city in PA. 

    Outside of obvious bumps based on location do you have these sort of drastic changes in prices?
    Shaz
    Shaz
    The place I live now is the second largest inland city in our country.  The place I am moving to is a little country town.  But the rent there, for some insane reason, rivals the rent here.  We live in a brand new house, on a half acre, on the outskirts of town.  Down there, older houses on blocks less than half the size are asking the same price, or more, than what we're paying here.


    Australia is currently right at the peak of a housing bubble.  Most houses advertised around here are asking $400,000 - $500,000.  They appear to be about $100,000 lower where we're going, but as we can't afford to buy (and don't want to buy there) we're not paying too much attention to them.  In the big cities, especially Sydney, a very small house on a very narrow block would cost over a million.  It's insane, to me, that people would even consider paying that kind of money for a house, when they are so much cheaper in other places.  But then I also consider it insane that people would want to live & work in the capital cities ;)


    A house for $130,000 would be incredibly cheap here, and if you bought one for that price, you'd expect it to either be WAY out in the middle of nowhere, or to be very run-down and greatly in need of maintenance.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Cost of living obviously changes here based on location, but we don't have all the payroll/taxation issues that you guys have.  The rules are the same across the country, no matter what state you live in.
    the shaz strike the forum AGAIN RUN GUYS RUN !!!!!!!


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    thanks guys - spammer is banned.  Not sure how they managed to get some of those posts through.
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    Alkorri
    Alkorri
    Haha I wondered why the forum was suddenly flooded with Korean posts XD
    Schlangan
    Schlangan
    Yeah I've seen two at first, reported them, and suddenly there were too many. But fortunately everything is back to normal :)
    Seriel
    Seriel
    Heh, they spammed my inbox with email notifications :p


    That was... interesting.
    If you have sent me a PM for something that doesn't specifically need my attention, please either post your question on the forum, or use the Report facility to bring it to the attention of the moderators.  I am going to be away from the forum on and off on a frequent basis over the next few months at least, and I don't want people waiting for replies from me to questions that any other person on the forum can answer.  If I have not responded to your PM, it's because I know it doesn't need MY attention and my time is committed to other more important things right now.
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    Sharm
    Sharm
    What's really funny is that even for those exceptions, we've got existing threads for most of those too. :)   Shaz and I are on the same page, I happen to think that Personal Messages should be for personal messages.  When they are I don't mind them at all, they aren't a bother, but that isn't what's in most of my inbox, sadly. :(
    Kizami
    Kizami
    Yep, I can understand Shaz :) And you're right Sharm; I don't tend to use PM's too much anyway, but for sure they should be used for personal messages instead, with some exceptions I guess xD


    Anyway Shaz, I hope everything goes well and that you can finish all your pending work. I have passed by that work overload many times in the past, and I can understand how it feels >.<


    Kind regards :D
    Luck Of Kurisu Saimon Des
    Please do not PM me for game or forum help.  I will be away for a few days and unable to see or reply to your message.  If you need moderator assistance, please use the Report facility.  If you need general help, post in the forum.
    I've update the post Vlue's Advanced Game Time, would you please give me a hand? please :(
    Shaz
    Shaz
    sorry - I don't have time.  Please post requests for help in the forum, as per forum rules, where anyone can help you.
    Shaz! I finally suceed to code a plugin who can handle 3 bust in the same time while a message is playing :D


    I am so happy lol I had to check how theo made some material for had a "idea" of how to do D: 
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    Chaos17
    Chaos17
    What about plugins and scripts ?
    Shaz
    Shaz
    either screenshots of them working in-game, or demos.  I'll add that.
    Makio-Kuta
    Makio-Kuta
    Time to add some screenshots I suppose!!!! D< Other than that, I pass it all. =3= with ease.


    Nice changes!
    Hi Shaz, I saw you helped someone with a similar issue I am having after converting Ace to MV.


    Any chance you might be able to help me?
    Shaz
    Shaz
    if you post in the correct place ;)
    If you are posting in Project Recruitment and don't read or follow the instructions in the pinned threads, your post will NOT be approved.  There are 6 threads currently waiting for approval - half of them will not be.
    Simon D. Aelsi
    Simon D. Aelsi
    *reads threads*

    ... I now understand why you ladies and gentlemen are so hardcore.... o_o
    I might have torn my hair out. :p
    Celebrated our 20th anniversary yesterday by doing pretty much nothing, in a pretty nice location :)   Going home tomorrow, and back to work next week.  


    In other news, we've decided to move house when our lease is up in the middle of the year, to be closer to my dad.  I may have said, when I moved away from home, that I'd never go back there again to live (I mean the area - my dad is great, most of the time), so this is kinda ironic.  But when family needs you and you're in a position to help, you just do it.  We just spent 3 years living with Mark's disabled sister after their mother passed away, and she's doing great now.  So now, it's dad's turn.  I'm so glad I have the kind of job that requires nothing more than a good computer and good internet connection.
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    Hollow 1977
    Hollow 1977
    Congratulations. Sometimes the simple things are the best.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Busy and stressful in the middle of the year is right!  He lives 2 hours away!  Last time I moved house that distance was when I left home, and it was just me and some personal stuff - no furniture.  Now it's me, husband, son, 6 pets and a house full of furniture.  I'm scared at the thought of how organized we'll need to be this time around.
    Hollow 1977
    Hollow 1977
    Awesome that you care so much. Hang in there it will get better eventually.
    I am on vacation this week and avoiding the internet.  If you have messaged me about something that anyone in the forum would be able to answer, please post in the forum.  I do not plan to go through my PMs until I return home.
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    nio kasgami
    nio kasgami
    have nice vacation! ...don't forgot to bring souvenir! : D
    Tsukitsune
    Tsukitsune
    Have fun Shaz!
    Touchfuzzy
    Touchfuzzy
    Every time a member of our mod team goes on vacation I feel scared that I might have to actually do work...
    I wish people would post in the correct forums.  And not PM mods/admins for things that ANYONE on the forum could help with.
    hello, i going to be deleting my RPG Maker MV tutorials on my YouTube Channel so i was wondering how could i remove the topics i posted to promote them on the RPG Maker MV tutorials forum.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Just report them and ask moderators to hide the thread and explain why.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Now I understand.  You don't need to answer that message.  I did say to report them and ask moderators to hide the thread and explain why.  A report with no further info can't be acted on.
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