Three weeks in


Well, I've finally moved into my own place.  After three weeks of bags and boxes, I was able (with much appreciated help from Danielle and Ben) to move my stuff into this great house in Arlington.  Great except that it was completely unfurnished and entirely empty, so my first night I made a bed of blankets on the hardwood floor; of course, I'd had the foresight to buy an air mattress it was just the batteries I needed to inflate it that I'd forgotten, so hardwood floor it was.  My roommates have since moved in, and I have a bed on the way, so things are now looking up.  

On the subject of roommates, this has been my first experience living with people who I don't know going into the situation. It has proven to be a good one, and I'm hopeful that it will continue to be so.  My roommates (2 guys, 1 girl) have been slowly moving in this past week, and it's been fun to see who brings what to the house.  I walked in one day after work to a unicycle leaning against the refrigerator, and after questioning my roommate about her unique contribution to the kitchen, was informed that she also breathes fire, walks a tight rope, and juggles (although not at the same time).   So, my roommates have interesting hobbies; they're also laid back, fun, clean, and pretty great so far. 
As far as work is concerned, I'm getting into the swing of things, slowly but surely.  I'm helping Danielle with the Digest (if  you're interested in writing an article, send me a note) and also developing a fundraising plan with Peter.  The rest of my time seems to be spent getting familiar with the non profit sector, ackronyms, and computer language.  All this is taking a little longer than I'd like, but I have great people around me that are really helping with the process, and I'm looking forward to adding more substantial value soon.  Anyway, hope everyone is doing well; I love reading about what you're all up too.  Have a great week!

Comment from Rebecca White on October 3, 2006 - 1:22am

Hah! "Ackronyms" is exactly it... the thirties never ended, it's still alphabet soup out there (um, maybe that only makes sense to me: New Deal agencies). Also, your house sounds fun!