Yay! I'm excited and nervous. My grants came in and school is paid for. I did enough commissions to buy most of my books and I think I can scrape up the rest of the money some how. I'll Probably work on commissions to counter the cost of childcare ($210 a week!) that should be paid for by student loans, but I've got some things to figure out (like how much spare time I'll have and what program to use) so maybe you might see something on the weekends for cheap SAI works for a little while.
And yep, my photoshop is sick. I want to say it is dead but it still runs, just can't run any other programs at the same time and if I rotate the canvas, it has a stroke. Someday I'll get all my stuff together and reinstall it but I have to make sure I have all the source files, but it is likely that this computer has just about had it. It is six plus years old and I've upgraded it about as far as it will go. Once my student loans are not on hold anymore (they do that for the first time you borrow and I paid out of pocket the first three years), I will likely replace this dinosaur. I must say, I am liking SAI a lot after figuring out how to use it.