I'm back and unlike the last few times I am indeed here to stay. The last few months have been tricky and terrible, but I'm still alive so that has to count for something and at least now I won't literally starve to death. I had to make a hard choice and my family, pets, and chickens won out. I'm done wandering away from home. I do realize that things are still going to be tough, but I have so much more to look forward to. I'm going back to collage. I'm going to start looking for a job as soon as the holidays are over. It's time to do everything I already should have done. I'm putting a lot of my focus on my chickens and increasing my RIR flock. The girls started laying again after I got back home and I've almost got a dozen eggs to incubate. I'm so happy to be back.