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Update!Fail 2012
I've been good at keeping after the poetry sales and other writing-related developments, but this is mostly because they amount to the sum total of positive things that have happened to me this year.

Everything else has been dire. I'm running out of polite words when it comes to describing the immigration debacle that has ultimately prevented James and me from returning to London, and I'm not coping well with the fact that we've been stuck living with my in-laws for eleven months now while we wait for some possible job leads (in my case particularly) to settle out. At this point, I desperately need a place (not this attic bedroom) that's mine—ours—again. My home's been taken from me; being stuck in someone else's, however grateful I am for their assistance, has been anything but easy. And I feel like I can't seem to communicate to James how important it is we get out of here, even if we end up having to enlist further help from his parents (but he won't hear of it).

(I'm hoping the job in question comes through. It's got to, as it would solve the above conundrum. However, if it doesn't, I fear I'm going to have to get creative as far as plotting our escape. And when everything feels like a dead end, that's not a happy prospect.)

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Still keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for you. <3

I hope hope hope the job works out and am still keeping fingers crossed! I can't even begin to imagine how frustrating living with parents (even if not yours) and depending on them for most things is after being out on your own for so long. ♥

In the meantime, I'm always happy to lend an ear or shoulder (or anything else you need that I can help with) should you need or want it. :)

I am not good at living with more than one or two other people max. Sharing a house with two people besides James who are both talkative and often nosy enough to count for two people each is...I'm to the point where I'm hiding upstairs most of the time, which, okay, I have the fish now, but it's still...depressing.

Oh, my friend! I can feel you trapped panic radiating off the page.

I wish with all my heart I could step in with a wand and make all the hell vanish. Can only add my prayers to the many that the job will come through, the immigration insanity will be resolved (going through some seemingly unresolvable legal Catch--22's myself so yes, I understand).

In the meantime, consider yourself hugged in the virtual world.

I am not good at hiding it in any medium.

*hugs back*

Unfortunately, the immigration situation is unfixable at this point; we are Stateside now for better or for worse. The job, though, is still a ray of hope, however theoretical. If I still have hope of getting it, there's hope I might have something fulfilling to do from which I can also earn a living for both of us.

Oh, honey. I know. I really hope you can work something out so you can be somewhere that is yours and James's alone.

I'm really pushing for us to make a move right after New Year's even if neither one of us has full-time employment if the job doesn't come through and pull us out of here. But I hope that kind of desperate contingency won't be necessary.

Legal fail is the worst fail. Is it a definate that you can't return to the UK?

Yes, sadly - it's definite.

I don't know what to say. *hugs*

*hugs back*

It's all right. I don't, either!

*hugs* Here's hoping for you, dear. I'm afraid I've no practical advice, but if you ever need a sympathetic ear... I'm generally up and around at all hours.

*hugs* Thank you for that. I will keep your offer in mind.

*so many hugs* I'm also keeping all fingers crossed for the job to come through!

Oh, you, me, and everybody. With all these fingers crossed, if it doesn't come through...

Well, I do my best not to consider that.


You've already been more support to me than I can ever repay.

I'm not sure what job it is that you're waiting to hear back on but I really hope good news comes in. *Big hugs.*

*hugs* Thanks. I'd almost fear jinxing it with too much talk! I should know in late September, though.

Much sympathy. I hope things pick up for you soon.

Thank you, Stevie *hugs*

All the hope in the world for you––with the job, with moving out, with everything. <33 The most wonderful people so often seem to be hit with the most dreadful things, and I hope your dreadful things are soon to be done with.

(and if you'll take it,
I'll lend to you my
divining rod; she's no
good for water, but she's
useful enough––after all,
hope springs eternal––
your deadended year
is soon over, and at its
apex, she'll bow to the
earth, and then, my friend,
I beg you

Edited at 2012-08-27 11:34 pm (UTC)

As if there weren't enough dirt under my fingernails already.

(I will try *hugs*)

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