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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Time Flies!

Chillaxin' at the pool
Can it be that it has been almost 3 weeks since I updated the blog?! SHAMEFUL!

But a super busy three weeks it has been. This summer is really flying by (sadness), but there is still so much to look forward to, like our trip down to Maryland as Cam starts his new job in Rockville.

We will head out on Wednesday, bright and early, with our trailer containing all Cam's Earthly belongings ~ well, maybe not everything, but what he will need to get started in his new place. He is renting a "super studio" in Gaithersburg, at least for the first year, since the info on Craig's list about sharing a house seemed kind of sketchy. His new apartment features a "sleeping area," with no door, but it will fit his full-sized bed he bought at Ikea last year. We also got him a full-size futon so we will be able to stay with him when we visit. The apartment complex looks really nice, so I hope it works for him.

On Thursday, we will work to get him all settled in his apartment, then we need to take his car to be inspected at 2pm, which we will need for his Maryland inspection. After that we will most likely go out and get some home goods he will need, like kitchen stuff, bathroom stuff, a toaster oven, a microwave and possibly a small cafe table depending on how much space he has.Then, Friday we will try to get to the DMV very early to get his car settled. On Saturday, we will head home.

To celebrate his last days of freedom from real work, Cam and his buddies went to Cape Cod for the weekend. As of this writing (3:30 in the afternoon), they haven't left for home yet. He does like to make his mother worry, doesn't he?

It hasn't really sunk in that he is moving away for good (fingers crossed everything works out and he likes his job!). Luckily, it's not really that far away (around 7 hours), and Annalisse and I will be stopping by in mid-August on our way to visit Sue and Ken in Roanoke then to Raleigh/Durham for an overnight to speak with internship coordinators for possible internships next year.

Annalisse has finished her volunteering at RGH, and she also finished her online Anatomy and Physiology class a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. She's sitting at about an A- right now, which she'll take!

Oh! Another thing: after like seven long years, I made it back to Vermont this week. MY GOD I MISSED AND LOVE VERMONT. I had to go to Killington for mini-conference for work - which was "meh" - but the meeting was held at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel, which had absolutely gorgeous views and was a very nice hotel. The trip reaffirmed my love of Vermont - if only it was not so cold there in the winter. This time I discovered another amazing little classic Vermont town: Woodstock. I will be heading back to Vermont, this time to Stowe, for our girl's weekend in October. I CANNOT wait.

Other than that, we've been enduring the daily heat which has led to a bit of a drought in our area and beyond, which I am absolutely NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT.

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