Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Growing Up

I’m home again for a little “vacation,” but it’s one of the busier ones I’ve ever had.  Not only am I happily involved in preparations for my brother’s wedding (which is in three days!!), I’m also trying to get all of my stuff either packed up or put in the “yard sale” pile so that when I move into my house in Grand Rapids next week I am really moved out of my parents’ house.  It’s kind of sad really.  I guess I’m all grown up, or at least I’m doing a pretty good job of pretending.  Besides that, I’m trying to buy a car while I’m here.  In fact, I’ll be “going to see a guy about a car” (for real, but it is pretty cliche) in about an hour. 

I have a good feeling about this car, but we’ll see what Shige and Jeff, my trusty mechanics, have to say.  I drove a 1993 Ford Tempo in high school and then sold it to my sister when I went to college, and the car I’m going to look at is a 1994 Ford Tempo.  Seems like a good sign to me.  I really want to buy a car here in Iowa so that I can register it here and pay Iowa insurance on it.  Those fees are much lower here than they are in Michigan, and since my parents will still be living here and I’m still a student, I can still take advantage of those lower fees for a while.  Unfortunately my price range for buying a car is pretty limited, so I can’t get too much car for my money.  But here’s hoping!
It is odd to think that the Admissions Office is still in full swing this week.  You know how when you’re not there you assume that nothing is going on?  Well it just seems weird to me that tours are still going out, phones are being answered, and data is being entered.  I guess I’m pretty self-focused, huh?  But on Friday of last week we had a going away party for Merideth, who is going to be spending the coming semester in Honduras, so it felt like the summer had ended.  We’ve had a good time, and now things will be different when I go back to work for the last week before school starts.  Friday was the beginning of the end.

Posted by Emily MacLeod on 08/15 at 12:59 PM

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