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Please Pray

If you happen to be reading this today, your prayers would be greatly appreciated. It is 1:30 am and I am supposed to be fast asleep. Later today (I am planning on getting up at 5:45 am) my roommates and I are moving. In addition to that, I have a very important phone call happening in the evening. Probably not the best activity on a day that I will be very tired, but your prayers are requested.

Regarding moving, Please pray that we have enough helpers show up and that it goes quick and smoothly. And that after moving, my roomies and I have the energy to clean our current home.

Second, please pray that I will have strength and energy for the phone call. That the conversation would be pleasing to the Lord and that any confusion would be avoided. Clear communication is a necessity in this case.

Thanks, And now I am off to hopefully fall asleep. (the anticipation of the phone call is keeping me awake).

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Done for real!

This morning, I unpacked my computer so I could print out my paper. Then I read it over, edited, and printed off the final product.

I headed over to school to turn it in, this is how it went.

*First I parked and headed into the BGC (BIlly Graham Center) to check my mail and turn in three books to the BGC library.
*Then I set out to walk up the hill to Blanchard.
*While Crossing the street, I met Maria. She was in her van and needed directions to a place on campus for a job interview. I explained where she could park and then waited for her to walk across campus. (the campus is a bit confusing and since I had time, I figured I would walk with her). She parked, right next to my car which I had parked about 10 minutes earlier, and we headed up the hill. Maria is from Chicago and has been without solid work for about 5 months. In that few minutes, it was great to get to know her and help her out in an obvious stressful situation. After making sure she was where she needed to be, I was off again to Blanchard.
*I went to the history department and turned in the final paper.
*I also took a moment to introduce myself to Nancy, the office coordinator for the history department. Nancy & I had emailed a couple of times for my job in marketing communications when Nancy was putting together a History Lecture Event.
*Then it was off to Buswell, the main library on campus. I turned in my last five books from my paper I just completed.
*On my way back down to the car, I stopped off at the bookstore and purchased two wheaton t-shirts from their end of the year sale extravaganza.
*I continued down the hill and ran into a guy from church. We chatted very briefly and I explained one part of the financial aid process (since I work there and that is where he was headed).
*Then I got to my car, but in the parking lot, I saw Maria (from the job interview). I pulled over, asked her how it went. She said it was quick and went well. I told her I would be praying for her and the hope that she gets this job. Then I was able to assist in pointing her in the right direction to the washrooms in the BGC and off I drove.
*after a quick drive to Wendys, I came home and ate lunch. Now here I am…about to start packing.

It has been a wonderful day so far. Hope yours is going as well.


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I just finished my last paper. I still need to do some final editing, but I am done writing it. It ended up being the longest paper I have written all year, 14.5 pages. I think it is probably my best paper so far for grad school…yes, even better than last semester’s Luther paper.

It is now about 11 pm and I was going to read a “fun” book before bed, but I packed them all. Then I thought that I could at least watch a movie for a while, but my computer only has a little bit of battery power left and I can’t plug it in because we are having a bit of an electrical storm. Then I thought well, I might as well print out my paper and have it all ready to edit tomorrow morning (you see, I have to print off of my desktop computer and I already packed up the monitor), but then I realized this was no good because I would have to plug in that computer to get it to work.

So maybe I will just lay here and listen to the thunder.

Tomorrow, I am finishing the paper and turning it in, along with my last remaining library books. I will pack up the pantry and kitchen. Finish up the bathroom stuff and any other little small things lying about plus my bedding. Maybe I will even take apart my bed tomorrow. That would not prevent me from still sleeping on the matresse…hum…Just a thought.

Ok, off I go to watch the lightning and listen to thunder….its about a mile and a half away right now. Good night.

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Sweet, more picts.

Ok, this is a photo I took by noticing a train was coming, so I held up my camera & clicked a picture out the side window. It has a little bit of a glare, but I still really like it with the train and the hay bail. The clouds are pretty sweet too.

This is a picture I took on the evening of Day 2. My mom was driving, so I rolled down the window and took a picture of myself with the amazing sunset. Unfortunately, the zoom was on, but I still think it is a neat picture. The big bummer is its blurryness when enlarged.

This is also one of my favorite pictures because it shows the road that goes on forever. In Washington the trees and hills block out much of the horizon.

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more pictures

Here is a nice shot of us heading towards the Continental Divide

This is a photo from day two. We started driving before the sun came up. Fortunatley for us, the mountians blocked out the sun so it was not in our eye.

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This first picture is of me while I am driving. (yes, I took the picture while driving) It is on day one while we were heading out of the mountians into eastern washington.

This picture is of my dashboard at 10:40 pm on the first day of driving. I had another photo that showed the car was going 100 mph, but the picture was not as clear, so I opted to post this one. And yes, my mother knows I did this.


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One Year of Blogging & "I'm Here!"

So I made it to chicago! It was a safe trip and I will post a couple of pictures eventually. But I just wanted to check in and say I made it.

Also, as of today, I have now been blogging for a year. I still have limited internet access, so it may be a couple more days before I have a chance to give a run down of my trip and of my new home.

As for my house, it is so cute! My room is a small room off the kitchen that we are pretty sure used to be the porch at one time. I have windows on two walls to the outside where I view other houses and trees. AND, I have two windows into the kitchen. (this is why we think it might have been the porch.)

I will post more later, but for now, I hope all is well. Things are going great here and school activities begin next week.


Filed under blog, chicago, housing, moving, roomies


Today I moved most of my belongings to my parents. Thanks to those family & friends who came and helped me move boxes & furniture.

My last day of yesterday went well. The pizza lunch was fun. They were extremely generous to me. One of the items they gave me was a rad zip-up hoodie that has a picture of Zee the Mighty Ant that I designed on the computer sometime last year. Everyone will be greatly missed.

Also this will be my last blog for a few days. I am about to pack up my computer and I don’t know if I will have Internet access next week. The week after that I am on the road so it might be a handful of weeks before I am back.


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I am supposed to be packing…I have been at it for 3 hours now and I am tired!

I still have a lot to go, but closet is basically done, my bookshelf is clear off, my dresser is mostly empty. I just have lots of papers to sort through. Most of it will probably be determined as useless and thrown out.

I am a little worried that I have too much stuff going to Chicago. I don’t know if it will all fit, so I might have to go through my Chicago stuff next week and weed out even more to leave behind.

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Fourteen days

That is how many days of work I have left at my current job before I move across the country to continue school.

This evening, my roommate & I watched Fiddler on the Roof. She had never seen it before & I am almost always up for watching it.


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