The Countdown continues

I’m down to one night. The room is beginning to look pretty bare, as I have packed up most of the stuff that I’m taking, which is a lot of the stuff that’s been on the floor for so long. I still have a bit to pack up, and will be working on it until this evening.

Once I finish writing this post, I’m packing the computer until I arrive at UP, and get a chance to set it back up and use it. Could be a day or two, but likely only until Saturday evening. Cean’s already there, and called last night to let me know that I needed to bring an ethernet cord, as they were not provided this year. Last year they were. He was also checking to see if I had any ideas on how to organize the room, or if I minded if he went ahead and worked on it. I’ll see how it worked out when I get there.

I hear dinner being started, and I’ve been on longer than I intended to, so that’s all until I get back to school.


Two days

I can’t believe it–there’s only two days left until I go back to UP! I’ve been packing the last few days, but haven’t really accomplished much, other than moving things from one place to another. I intend to make serous progress packing clothes today, and maybe the worst of the mess will start to go a way and I can see what is left to pack. I’ve packed next to nothing of my computer stuff, but maybe I should start doing that, too.

I’m moving in earlier than most returning students by one day. I’m serving at the opening mass, which is on Saturday evening, for the freshmen. Because normal students don’t move in until Sunday, and they needed servers, I got an exemption to move in early. I e-mailed my roommate, but the campus e-mail is being upgraded this week, and so I’m not sure he got the e-mail, and even if he did, I wouldn’t get his reply back. I’d try and call him, but there’s no phone in the room, as I’m bringing it, so I guess I’m going to have to try and raise him on his cell phone.

I’m posting this post via e-mail, to see if I’ve fixed the issues with e-mail posts. If not, I’ll post this the normal way.

My sister got her braces off for the second time today. She had them at a really young age, and got them off somewhere around the 4th or 5th grade. But for a reason that I can’t quite remember right now, but one I’m pretty sure had something to do with getting a tooth pulled and things shifting out of alignment, she had to get them again. She got them off a week before her Senior year, this time.

I ought to get to packing again, so on with the testing.


As I was coming in to work this morning, there was a bit of road construction. Actually, it turned out to be a crew painting the crosswalks. I had come in about 45 minutes early in order to enter vegetables for my mom at the county fair, which occurs Thursday through Sunday. At any rate, they were painting the crosswalk of Rock Creek Drive, which I wanted to turn onto. The flagger had his sign turned to SLOW, so I began to make my right turn. About that time, I noticed that there was another car coming my way, in my lane. So I stopped, the flagger looked at me rather strangely for not stopping sooner, and then all of a sudden, looked at his sign, and spun it around to read STOP.

I had suspected that he might be wrong, because the closure was so short, and I could see the other end, where the other flagger’s sign was also on slow (I could see the Stop side), so I was going very slow, and hadn’t gotten too close. The flagger got on his radio, and I was cleared to pass through as soon as the other car was out of the way.

Speaking of the fair, I work all those days, as we will be very busy at the store, what with everyone in town. The Sunday of fair is one week before my move-in date, and consequently my last day at work.

Dead battery

The Following text was written at about 11:54 pm last night.

Often after work, I park my car and use the free wireless in Stevenson to surf the net. Today was one of those days. Sometimes I leave the dome light on so I can see the keys, or whatnot. Today was also one of those days.

I was on longer than I usually am, today, and have nearly (also) depleted my laptop battery. But when I went to start my car to return home, the car wouldn’t start. I had one person try and jump me, but I wasn’t able to start it. I’m not positive that I grounded the negative properly. At any rate, they didn’t have a lot of time, so I gave up. Now my mom is en route from home to come, and maybe I will be able to start it this time. I’ll have more time, and all. If all else fails, then I’ll know that it wasn’t totally my fault for getting stuck, and I’ll get a ride home. But now I’ll sign off before my laptop dies

Of course, as I wrote the last letter you see, the battery went dead, and I didn’t have enough time to post it.

As it turned out, I tried to jump the car from the van, and I placed the cable near where I did before, moved it slightly, and I saw a spark. So I left the cable in that location, and the car started right up.

If money is a curse…

“May the Lord smite me with it. And may I never recover.” –Tevye

As you may have been able to tell from the quote, I saw Fiddler on the Roof tonight. The production was put on by the local community theater, which puts on one play/musical per year.

It was a good production. I saw it at Mountain View High School this spring, and have seen the movie, but it is still worth going to see. As with any non-professional production, there were a few miscues, but it was a good show. I like Tevye’s wit, as seen above.

It was a bit hot, thhough, and one preson passed out, apparently from the heat, but it may also have had something ot do with a heart condition, based on something overheard near them. They stopped the play for about 15 minutes to deal with that, and cool the room down.

I leave you with another of Tevye’s bits of wisdom:
Villager: “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.”
Tevye: “Very good. That way the whole world will be blind and toothless.”

I can’t believe it!

There’s only 3 weeks and 2 days until I move back into the dorm! I work the next two weeks, and then will take the last week off for packing, relaxation, and whatever stuff I planned to do over the summer that I haven’t gotten to yet.

I got my housing letter today, telling me which room and roommate I have–not that it was a surprise, as we picked that out before we left. But now all the freshmen have their roommates and are talking to each other, I suppose.

There seems to be a lot of people looking up what to do once you start college. I’ve gotten several Google hits on “dorm life” or “build your own loft” or “dorm room pictures” and things like that. I’ve thought about posting some sort of plans for my loft, and a guide for incoming freshmen, but haven’t given it a lot of time. And there are so many guides that I doubt mine would be very useful, anyway.

I finished the plant stand that I was building yesterday. I’ll take some pictures and post it in the next few days. All in all, it came out pretty much like I’d planned, except for one measuring goof which I was able to improvise on. The finished result is very sturdy, more than the one it replaces. (Which was the whole point, anyway.)

I washed the whites today–I didn’t have any clean work shirts, and I work at 3 today, so it needed done. We got a new front loading washer a month or so ago, and it spins the clothes much drier than the old (top loading) washer. In fact, I checked the clothes less than an hour after I hung them out on the line, and nearly half of them were dry. I suppose I ought to go check them again soon.

Until later,