Recent happenings:

1) I said goodbye to my loved ones again and settled back into L-town. It feels normal.
2) I had a hellish week of school.
3) I signed a 6-month lease on an apartment beginning in February.
4) I moved some stuff into said apartment.
5) I found out that our third roomie is allowed to come back from Indonesia and work!!!!
6) My check-engine light went on. Again.
7) Did I say it feels normal to be back here? It's a good feeling. Finally.
8) I ate on my own this entire week without being upset about it. In fact, it felt kinda relaxing.

To coin the phrase...cheers.