The sun is warm. The village is warm and dusty. Actually, we've been having showers off and on amidst the intense sun. Those are always nice breaks. We need the rain too, it's too dry here.
I was dinking around the village and I came by the evacuation plan. If we were evacuated I would be a floater. I'm not sure what that means, but it seems important to me!
Wednesday I went to dock day with the minors and junior minors to say goodbye to my friend Sam. Three hours down by the lake and I didn't jump in once even though it was in the 90's. Dillon, Sam, Jo, and I ended up playing this game of hearts that lasted the entire time. Actually, 10 minutes of my time was consumed by my taking pictures of Dillon and Sam jumping into the lake doing different poses. They turned out really well.
When it came time to walk over to the normal dock from refrigerator harbor to say goodbye to Sam we all got really mopey. We walked over and hung out until the boat arrived. Once it was time for Sam to get one we all had probably 10 group hugs and individual hugs. All the people on the boat and on the dock were looking at us like we're crazy....but we just love each other! Anyway, Sam left and it was sad. Our last words were Hanna shouting out "Don't you leave us Sam Wise Gamjee (sp?)" Of course he shouted back, "And I don't mean to!" Then we waved at the boat while walking backwards until we turned a corner and couldn't see him anymore. Everyone slept on the bus ride up the hill.
We got back into the village and I went to the Snack bar (I had taken the shift off because I've been working Beanie (the espresso cart so often this week). I guess 2 people didn't show up to scoop so Maggie from the pool hall came up to work and they were short a person. Poor Julie, this was the 2nd shift she had done alone. Ohg well. I gave here a 3 day weekend to make up for my missing for dock day and the stehekin trip. She's thrilled.
We're all sad that Sam is gone but we are all planning to meet in Seattle for New Years Eve. I guess this is a yearly tradition. A lot of the people I'm friends with this year were all friends and staff from last summer. I'm excited because I'm going to be in the greater Seattle area for New Years too! Woohoo.
The last three days I have been working Beanie (the espresso cart) in the morning then going to my job in the afternoon and at night. I've been tired. When I work Beanie I start at 6:15am and finish at 11:00am. Then I start my job at 12:45pm and am pretty much doing that until 10:3opm. Looong days. Tom, director Tom, got wind of this and told me that I was working too hard and that he didn't want to have to worry about me but that it was a really really great cup of coffes that I made him and that he heard I was Starbucks trained? haha. That rumor made it around somehow because people ask me a lot. Weird. Anyway, I'm going to tell Paul that I can't do more than 1 shift a week, unless they're really jammed, just because I'm already at 40 hours wiht my job and another 14 hours on top of that makes it so I don't sleep much. Needless to say, I slept in until 1oam this morning. I do like working Beanie though, it's fun....I'm just tired.
MY POP CAME YESTERDAY! Finally, there is pop other than Dr. Pepper in the Snack bar. I had to wait for 2 barge runs because Weinstein bevereges deceided not to record my order. Oh well, it's here now. The only problem is that 14 canisters (5 gallons each) came in and they're probably 40lbs a peice. My arms and shoulders are hurting from carrying them. I was tempted to wait a little bit longer to put in the pop even though everyone knows it came it just because people were so rude about it. Then I decided not to be a brat :). I spent probably 30 minutes messing with the Diet Pepsi to get it to work until Aaron (the medic) finally pipped up that he knew how to fix it. He messed with it for longer than I did and determined that there was a clog in one of the hoses but that it was gone now and the machine was working.
Yesterday for dinner a bunch of us split the 24oz Mountain Dew that Same left to us. YUM.
Ok, what else is happening. I think I decided not to extend. I'm going to talk to the staff coordinators anyway to see what I would be doing if I did extend but I'm pretty sure I won't. I kind of want to go on this road trip down the washington, oregon, california coast, over through Arizona to see the grand canyon and over to New Orleans (I'm still stuck on doing disaster releif there, I just don't know how to do it). I have friends in places all the way down the coast so I wouldn't have to pay for lodging or anything.....I've always wanted to do a road trip like that too. The only hang up is that my car still won't pass emissions and all the money I would have to spend on the road trip will probably go toward fixing the car, then there wouldn't be much point to doing anything but selling it. Hmm. Anyone want to go on a road trip??
I think that's about it for today. I can't beleive that tomorrow is the 1st of Augest already! Weird. I need to get some people to scoop ice cream for today. Anouncement anouncement!
I guess that's about it. I'll try to get some pictures up soon. I decided what kind of camera I'm going to get! Now it's just a matter of finding a deal on it.