10 days from now will be my last day working at the Deli. Initially, I was nervous about turning in my notice and spent too long worrying that people would be upset. Realistically, pre-summer is the #1 time people leave the Deli and no one is surprised that I'd rather be outside. So would they! Now, here's the plan!
May 15th: Last Day at the Deli
May 16th: Birthday!
May 17th: Move out of Pontiac Trail House
May 23rd: CROSS COUNTRY ROADTRIP WITH MY DAD!!!
Here's the HAPS~ When I found out that my landlord was selling my house I (half-heartedly) looked for another room to rent nearby. What I found is that the housing market has really picked up and so has the rent. $$$ I am currently not making enough money to move into a more expensive room so I started to widen my search. And by widen… I mean that I decided I should find a way to get outside for the summer!
Lucky for me~ my dear college friend, Erica had a spare room… IN PORTLAND (not the one near Lansing, Mi and not the one in Maine) OREGON! Wahooo! Erica's finishing up her nursing degree with a residency at a pediatric ER and studying for her board exam. She's also got chickens (how Portland of her!) and a garden and a dog; all at a little cottage in SE Portland.
Once I had my sights set on Portland, people came out of the woodwork! My Camp Jewell friends, Mindy, DeAnna, Melissa (who works at a Jewish Deli!) and Becca (in Seattle)! My Gordonwood friends, Julia Tillinghast and Sarah Walters, who just moved to SE Portland. Also, my sister's best couple friends, 'Shellson' AND my brother's ex-housemate, Matt and his lady! They are all super fun! The list just keeps getting longer! Can't wait to catch up with everyone and take hikes and explore this awesome city!
And YES- I WILL COME BACK TO MICHIGAN! I PROMISE!
I have already purchased a plane ticket to Amsterdam from Detroit, the 1st week of September… so I gotta come back. But more on all that later…
I am so excited for you!!!
And I live just down the road from you (4 miles down the road, but still!)! Are you bringing a bike?? 😀
The goal IS to bring my bike- but I have to figure out how to fit it (& all my stuff) into the back of my Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. My dad is driving out with me and doesn’t want to lose the gas mileage… or the bike. I am constantly working on downsizing what I need to bring… but I’m the girl who carries an umbrella, an orange, a water bottle and an expandable grocery bag in her purse for ‘just in case’. Downsizing is hard! Especially since I want to bring my tent, sleeping bag and camping gear! So excited for summer fuN!
Yay!! Well, a bike is way more important than an umbrella, but not very comparable in weight (seriously, it hardly ever rains in PDX in the summer. And if it does, we don’t use umbrellas! ;))! It won’t help with gas mileage, but you could always get a bike rake for the back of your car. I really think you’ll appreciate having a bike here. And yay tent! SO much summer fun!!
I might be visiting Portland for a week with my husband. My friend there said she was excited and would look into “getting us bikes” … I get the impression bikes are really important 🙂
Candice! Are you coming THIS SUMMER?!?!? I hope so! What fun we could have!
Yeah Amsterdam!! And the rest of your journey!! But I can’t wait until September! 😉