I am turning to doing this small update at the beginning- why not? It’s turning into real winter. I keep forgetting that I don’t like being cold all the time. I’ve been going to PT for my elbow (golf elbow! funny to me as I’ve never played golf), and that’s getting better. I also did another interview the other night for an MIT candidate; I enjoy doing these. It’s truly a pleasure to get to talk to these really cool teens. They span a broad spectrum, but all have something interesting to offer.
Anyway! After my first year at grad school, Rax was thinking of moving out to California, and asked me if I’d like to live together. I thought that sounded like a blast, and set about finding a place. After looking at some horrifyingly soulless places, I find this one. I biked over, and loved that it was in a house, not a random complex. I liked that it was near other houses. It was pretty beat up inside, and only got more so in the six years I was there, but it certainly did have character. I lived with Rax, and Jen, and Dan, and Kalisa, and Jan, and Erin, and Glenn, and Charlie, and Veronica, and Omar, and quite possibly someone else in there. All were interesting; some were more enjoyable than others. I put my hand through a window, met several people, rebuilt some shelves, baked a lot of things, picked lemons in the backyard, enjoyed my downstairs neighbors, and never sat on the little porch enough. Come September 2010, I had graduated five months prior, had no idea where I would be going with my life, and my most recent roommate had left, and…it was time to go.
I called up the troops, and they helped me move the largest things to my mom’s place. While moving the couch (the free couch Rax and I had gone to pick up right when we moved up. Pleather, amazing, double recliner magical comfortable couch. It was falling to sheer pieces when I left), the keys I had thought I had lost several years before fell out. Really. Also my pedomoter. I am amazed I had never found them in the interim. After that bulk of the move, I still had to go back and clean out the miscellany.
Well, let’s take a look, shall we?