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The Michael Swayne Story V: King of his Castle

Searching for my own castle...

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So, it has been four months since my last entry. Honestly, not a lot of stuff has happened. Well, that's not true. A bunch of stuff has happened, but nothing that I felt needed written here.

Here's a brief rundown of what has happened since the last time I wrote:

- My sister lost her job at Walmart. She has not worked since. She owes me $690.
- I failed three of my four courses at college, because I didn't catch up on the little assignments. I aced the tests, though.
- Jesse went into my closet and ate the Valentine's Day candy that Carma purchased for all of the kids.
- I filed my taxes, and actually received a return.
- Children services was called several times to intervene with Autumn's parenting techniques, causing Makayla to be removed from the home after having several meltdowns during school.
- My sister broke up with Vince. He still has my copy of The Sims 3, and I have his copy of Tales of Destiny. I have asked repeatedly about getting it back, but he has since stopped answering my texts and removed me from his Facebook account. Oh well, I have the better deal in this situation (he has a $15 new game, and I have an $80 old game - I win!)
- My sister had a pregnancy scare. It turned out to be cancer. She has since had it removed.
- I am moving.

Let's focus on the last one, since it is conveniently the title of this entry.

I called a person on Craigslist about a mobile home for rent in the village. Now, before you give me the whole "Beware of Craigslist" speech, don't. I know all of that. The reason I know it's legit is because he also posted an ad in my newspaper about the place. Anyway, I called him, and he sent me the application. I filled it out, and I guess he liked it enough to schedule me an appointment to look at it tomorrow at 4pm. I hope this means that I can just go in, say I like it, and get to move in immediately. I asked him about Luca, and he said that it is fine as long as she is chained or caged in. Carma wants me to ask about keeping two of the cats inside when I go to see the place. I personally don't want to keep the cats, because I think Luca is more than enough of an animal for me, but I also don't want to leave Cinderella and Aurora here. Anyway, send positive thoughts my way!

Now as for the why I am moving. It is because of Event #5 listed above. Because Makayla is no longer here, the family's focus is to get her back. Unfortunately for me, that means it will be easier to do that if I, Carma, and Joey are not here. Carma told me on Tuesday that she and Joey are moving to Washington Courthouse, which is like a long way away from here. Well, not a long way, but it would be quite a distance on a bike. Anyway, since I have a career in HVAC now at GE Aviation, I won't be going with them. I wasn't invited to go, but I wouldn't have gone if I had. So, Carma told me that I have until the end of March to find a place. Luckily for me, I found a place the very night she told me!

Now, I don't want to get too excited about it, because the universe will try and kick me down if I show too much emotion, but I am excited. Yeah, the whole being a true adult with bills and stuff sucks, but the pros completely outweigh that one con. I will make a list:

1) It will be quiet.
2) Clothing optional.
3) No children.
4) I can invite people over if I want, or live the life of a semi-shut-in. (I still have to work.)
5) I will be able to hear my thoughts.

I had been wanting to move out for quite a while, but I didn't advertise it for fear of it blowing back in my face (i.e. Carma kicking me out for some stupid reason, because let's face it, there's no good reason to kick me out when I do so much here). So I kept quiet and simply put out feelers. I had people look into places for me. I saved up my money to maybe stick around long enough to buy my own place outright (which is still a goal). But this whole situation gave me the kick in the pants I needed to really buckle down and actively look for a place of my own.

And yes, I said my own place. When I would tell my sister about me wanting a place of my own, I let her believe that she and I could be roommates. But then I would sometimes look through my old journal here and remember all of the crap I went through with her before. She may changed and become a decent human being, but I am not so sure she is that way anymore. She has started to become unreliable again, and it is mainly with her new boyfriend. Anyway, at least for right now, I want to truly be on my own. My sister knows that I need to find a place to live, and that I have until the end of March to find it. She does not know that I may have already found a place, or that I want to be alone. Now, if it comes down to it and I am not able to do things alone, I will consider getting a roommate. But it would have to be someone that actually works for a living, and not a sister that keeps asking me for money.

Well, that is all for now. I am already thinking of a title for the next chapter in my life. Something like, "The Michael Swayne Story V: The New Kingdom". Leave a comment down below of any titles you think of, and I will consider them as well.

So, until then...



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  1. loaf's Avatar
    Craiglist is chill. My thing is, inspect that mobile home well. Things like leaks, electrical, the smallest thing can be overlooked and then boom it's your responsibility. Even mold. But hey thats awesome! Moving out is a big scary step but usually worth it in the end.

    The New Journey?
    The Bright Horizon?

    Idk im bad with titles.
  2. Kurt Zisa's Avatar
    A Brave New World?
    My Kingdom Come?
    Wubba Lubba Dub Dub?