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Amanda (Tallman) Erickson
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United States

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Current Residence: Chicago, IL
Operating System: Windows
I was literally reduced tears last night. But it isn't something sad, its the opposite exactly. Hubby sent me a text to close my eyes, I was like whatever so I did it, he opens the door and puts something in my lap. I knew this weight and size of box all too well, its something I have wanted for -years- but was always too much to justify.

I started crying, it was a 13" Cintiq drawing tablet. The tablet I was trying to win from the WoWhead contest.

I was flabbergasted I didn't know what to say, other than where did the money come from, how could he get this knowing our situation and just now getting back on our feet. Turns out when he was fired they closed out his pension and the money from the past 5 years was finally just sent to him (I didn't know and neither did he). Since they closed all the accounts they cannot be reopened, so they are working on putting him back into the system. Like he still can't even login even though hes been working for 3 weeks now. They have been doing his time manually but he is getting paid at least. Anyways, He felt bad that I had to work so hard on top of taking care of Lily and the money I earned from the emergency commissions I didn't get to "play" with or save like I wanted to and went straight to things to keep us going. So he took a small portion of that money to get me the one thing I have always wanted. I really don't know what to say or do other than just cry.

With the pension refund and tax return we will be just fine. Even though he spent this money on something for me, we at least have a portion of our savings back now after getting caught back up with bills and that feels amazing after the past few months. We got our lease renewal too so I know we wont have to move after the horrid year of dealing with our neighbor and him calling the cops on us 4 times for nothing. The world really does work in weird ways and like testing my strength through it all, at least this year is starting to look a lot better than it did last year.

So pretty much things are back to normal, or at least as normal as it can be for what it is. I have 2 private commissions to do as well as a handful of gift art/sketches. After that is cleared I will be giving it another shot doing public commissions but I will have to type up some things and get a solid pricing guide down. Hopefully I will be able to contribute to the household and get our savings going again and hopefully to a point that it is better than where we were at before all this stuff happened. So here goes nothing *whimpers* 

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NoirSoldat Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch <3
TallmanCreations Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you and thanks for the watch back! It was really neat watching you draw and use that program. Quite talented! I can't wait to see what else you do.
MadAlleyCat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for Watching by MadAlleyCat
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