So things are a changin' here at the Casa de Danielle and Sam.
My roommate (who owns our house) has decided to take advantage of the fact that I will be at sea for all of April to put her house on the market.
I don't know who here knows the pain of selling a house, but we have six weeks to get this place sale worthy.
Which means that my stuff?
Needs to be all packed up.
After 4.5 years here, I can't believe I am down to less than two months left. And the next two months are going to suck (please see previous post).
I may have mentioned this before, but I intend to move to Seattle with just my station wagon (which conveniently has a rack for 2 pairs of skis and 2 bikes).
So I am in the midst of a massive purge.
I actually enjoy it. It's very cathartic.
The last time I did this was when I was finishing up the Peace Corps and had to fit two years of my life into two pieces of luggage and a carry-on. That was actually fun since I gave my stuff to all the people I had been working with for the past two years and so I knew who would best distribute stuff.
But yeah, if you happen to be wandering around the mountains above Azua, Dominican Republic and see some grandma wearing a Phish Fall Tour 1995 t-shirt, you know who to blame.
Anyway, I am currently working through my stuff in the kitchen cupboards.
I took out my Doughnut Run pint glasses and got sad. So the Doughnut Run typically gives pint glasses instead of t-shirts. EXCEPT for the first year I was here. I have a t-shirt from that year. I have run the doughnut run four times total, so I have three pint glasses.
The race is usually in April, so I was pretty bummed that I would miss it this year (being AT SEA and all) and that I would forever have an incomplete set of pint glasses.
So I was packing them up and decided to check the webpage to see if I might be able to just buy one off them.
And lo and behold!
The doughnut run is taking place on March 29th!!!
So three days before I leave, I can stuff my face full of Krispy Kremes while running a 5k.
My time here in Ames will be complete as I go for the doughnut per stop (8 total) race. My highest is 6. This is going to be hard (please see excel plot),
And I think Steve in a Speedo needs to defend his title.
(and I think you other MSP peeps also need to roadtrip :-)).
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