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April 05, 2018
Today it was still snowing. WHY IS IT STILL SNOWING ON APRIL 5TH?!?!?! Anyway, I did a lot today, and also got a lot of mail and stuff. I am still a day ahead in school, so I didn't have any to do, but I'll probably work ahead sometime tonight or tomorrow so that I don't have as much while in Orlando; I can't believe we're already leaving on Saturday (2 days) and I'm super excited. It really shows how much of an advantage I have over other people, as I have friends who have hardly ever left Frazee, and here I am with a frequent flyer card. Anyway, my first order of business was to fix my laptop (again). I love using Linux ever since Chris helped me install it, but you can't run Lightroom on Linux (at least not easily) and so I reinstalled Windows, and I'll hopefully duel-boot when we get back from Orlando. It took a few hours of Googling and experimenting and formatting drives and messing with different software. We only get 3Mbps down here and so I called Arvig and complained, because there is a lot of stuff I'd like to download that I can't because of wifi speeds. Grandpa stopped by with a package for me, which was a new backpack that Mom and Dad got me as sort of an early 16th birthday present, and it's so awesome because it's a photographers travel backpack, so it has places for my camera and 4 lenses, or anything else I want to put in there, and a spot for my laptop, and places for clothes and less important things too! And if I want to convert it into a normal backpack, I just take out the Velcro dividers. Tevia made dinner of tater tot hotdish, but Jana wasn't very hungry because Grandpa and her had gone to Perkins for an early birthday lunch and then went to Ben Franklin Crafts. The other package I got was a shotgun mic for my camera, and it is super awesome, so now I just need a good reason to use it! After dinner, we went to bed.
June 10, 2019 Boring Monday I didn't really feel like getting up as early this morning, so ended up staying in bed until around 7:15. It was really quite nice to stay in bed, even if I wasn't really sleeping at all. After I got up, I had some water to make sure I was hydrated, and then went outside and finished up some of the painting from Friday on the building across the parking lot, just doing some trim. I got done with that around 8:30, so then I just spent some quality time working on projects that I haven't had time to do lately (gotta love the fact that all my computers sync with my phone so I can work anywhere) and then went and cleaned the apartment. Dad came back from working slightly after I finished cleaning, and so we had lunch together, and then Mom came over from the hospital as well and stayed and talked until around 1. Once they both left, I did some more cleaning, boiled some eggs, cleaned the apartment kitchen again, worked on more stuff on my phone, pra…
November 06, 2019 Traveling Day Although I had my alarm set for 4am this morning, I ended up waking up at 3:30 anyway, which really annoyed me. Once my alarm finally went off at 4, I got up out of bed, dressed and got cleaned up really quickly, and then Chris and I left the house around 4:20. He dropped me off at the airport in Terminal 1 for American Airlines. The TSA line was very short, so I hopped right in, and successfully got through after getting my toothpaste stolen by a grumpy old security guy. I made my way to the gate, and sat there until it started boarding. None of the restaurants were open yet, so I just skipped breakfast. We left the gate right on time, but then had about a 45 minute delay while they de-iced the plane wings. After they finished de-icing the plane, we took off, and got to enjoy a super beautiful sunrise over Minneapolis at 35 thousand feet. The plane arrived right on time somehow in Charlotte North Carolina, but the airport was extremely big, so by the t…
June 09, 2019 Spanish Church This morning I slept in more than I have any other day. Mom was the only one at the apartment when I woke up (Jana and Tevia have their own studio apartment) as Dad took a 3am - 8 shift in the hospital nursing. Mom has been on call the last two nights which has been rough for her, but she's fine I think. I got up and had a bite to eat, and then we all walked over to the on-campus church for the 8:30 service. It was all in Spanish, so even though we knew some of the songs, everything else was pretty confusing, as while I can pick up little bits, it's not enough to really understand the overall idea. It got over quite early, around 10:30, so we came back to the apartment and hung around. I played guitar for awhile, lost to Josh in a game of Scrabble, and then worked on my journal for awhile, and everyone else went down to the beach in the meantime. The days get to be quite long when you're not doing anything, so we had a family meeting during the…