Sorry it's been so long since last I wrote a journal entry. My life's been kind of hectic. So here's what's been going on in my life:
I'm currently down in Florida with my family helping out around the house and tutoring my sister. My stepdad was diagnosed with cancer last year, but this year it's been bad news on top of bad news. They were able to do surgery for the thyroid cancer, but recently they've discovered that he also has pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer again, colon, and prostate cancer as well. The pancreatic cancer is too close to major arteries to be able to do surgery on it as such, so they're going to try and do chemo and radiation therapy first to try and shrink it. Even if the treatments don't kill him (which they very well may), he still only has a 1% chance to live more than a year.
That being said, he was abusive to me when I lived here, he's an asshole in general, and we're civil-y passive-aggressive with each other at best. So why am I here? My mom and sister. My sis is 15 years old and does her classes online, and she's been falling behind recently. My mom works full time and has been struggling to keep up with things since my stepdad used to be the homemaker of the two of them. Since I don't have a day job and only my nonprofit to take care of I took a month and decided to come down and help.
That being said, I want to thank @Terrets4ever for being such a supportive SO and coworker (yes, he gets to date his boss) in helping with the makerspace while I'm away. He's been helping keep things going and that means so much to me I can't even begin to thank him enough. One of the things he's been helping with is our crowdfunding campaign to get a 3D printer for the space. (My 3D printing campaign) If any of you would like to help out, we'd much appreciate it.
We're going to get a 3D printer and put it in the local library so everyone from kids and teens to adults and businesses have access to a 3D printer and 3D modeling tools. My hope is to help encourage interest in the STEM fields, especially with kids and teens. Right now we can afford a basic, used printer, but every little bit helps us get a better, newer machine that will last a good long time. I also have perks set up so if you'd like me to 3D print you something on my own personal printer you can donate a specific amount to get it! Thank you all so much for your support in all the craziness that is my life. I couldn't do it without you.