Thursday, September 10, 2009

Good day sunshine do do do do

Penny, a woman I have spent a lot of time talking to left about 45 minutes ago. We didn't exchange contact information but that's ok. I'm going to miss her a lot. She was just a typical Holden-pall who I've gotten to know very well but will most likely never see again. Then again, you never know. Penny was just different in the amount of time we had spent talking. Goodbye Penny, thank you for everything and I'll miss you!

Last night was Luke's last night. It is sort of custom that you get to do whatever you want, in out little group of friends, on your last night. We hung out in the dining hall after everyone was off of work and sort of waiting for everyone to congregate. We had tea and joked around. Then we started a game of nar nar. Nar nar is when you start at the doorway near registration in the dining hall and try to get outside (via downstairs) without touching the ground. I took tons of pictures but I can't post them because Brandon still has my laptop. Either way, it was amazing! There were 5 of us swinging around like monkeys and climbing on the walls trying to get outside.

Once people started to get outside, Luke found this really neat chopper-style bicycle underneath the bookstore porch. We road around for a while on it, it's a lot harder than it seems, I fell off twice just trying to ride. After a while of messing around outside we pulled a prank. Then we went to the jacuzzi. We stayed there until slowly everyone started to trickle to bed.

My bed is finally warm now that I found an extra blanket and put my mummy bag on top.

Good night.

Since Luke leaves this afternoon, Ben leaves next week, then I think I'm the next goodbye. Weird.

I've started looking into working with Habitat for Humanity rather than LDR, because I can't seem to get any response from LDR other than a notification of receiving my application to volunteer. Who knew it would be so hard to get a job that I don't even want to be payed for? hmm. I was looking at the housing that Habitat has and it looks like whatever I'm doing it is going to cost $25 a night. If I'm working 5 nights a week but staying there 7 nights a week, even 2 weeks might be a little bit pricy. If only I could do some fund raising to stay down there for 2 or 3 weeks but I think 1 week might be it. Then again, $175, possibly including meals, for a week is really good. So maybe I'll spend a week in New Orleans and then hit the road and stay with other people. Maybe I'll drive back home and buy a round trip train ticket to Minnesota? Hmm. It would be nice to visit Minnesota. Feel how cold REALLY cold is. I've never felt below zero before, and it would be December by the time I'm there. Don't worry Mom, I promise to be home for your birthday.

As of now, I'm just sort of figuring out where I would be when and when I would leave to see what days to sign up for through habitat, then where I should stay and how much it is going to cost me.

Last night I went to bed really upset that I have less than 3 weeks left here but really excited for what is coming up. I think that is a good way to leave the village, with something to look forward to. That being said, what exactly it is that I'm looking forward to, I have no idea. The options are limitless (kind of).


  1. Just a thought, but (assuming you go through Atlanta on your great roadtrip), one of the most direct routes back to WA is through MN. Then again, driving through there in the winter might be unwise?

  2. That's exactly what I'm worried about, driving through MN in December. Otherwise I would be all over that in a second.