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End of school + Saratoga

Monday, June 2, 2008

It's been a while since my last post. Let me get caught up. I finished school at the beginning of May. It was VERY stressful! It was the longest I've gone without sleep, and my model was a disaster. I made a concrete floor for my model using plaster of paris, which looked amazing, but when I picked up my model, the floor broke and fell right off! My plan B was using drywall compound, which didn't look as well as the plaster of paris, but seemed to work...Until I tried to add my walls and tables. Wherever I touched the floor, parts peeled off! Plan C (it was about 4am the morning it was due at this point) was the cover up the floor completely with fake grass. It looked pretty awful in the end, but at least I finished!
I finished school on Tuesday morning, and my mom and sister came to Mississippi to pack up my things for me. They were so sweet. My mom felt sorry for me and said that I had so much going on that I didn't need to worry about packing because they would do it for me. Then, on Wednesday at 5 am I went to the airport and flew to Albany, NY, the closest airport to Shawn.
I really enjoyed my trip! I spent a great deal of time sleeping, since I had gotten so little sleep while working on my project. It was great seeing Shawn; I hadn't seen him since Christmas. We went on several dates, walked around downtown Saratoga Springs, and went to the park and saw some of the springs for which Saratoga Springs is known for. We also took a day trip to Albany and toured a few mansions and visited the first Shaker community in the United States.
While I was there, Shawn moved into his house. The house has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and two living rooms. Shawn has four roommates, but he was the first to move in, which meant that we got to do all the cleaning. The previous renters left a lot of their things behind and I don't think they cleaned at all while they lived there, so while Shawn was unpacking, I dusted, vacuumed, mopped, and washed all the windows. It was a long day, but it looked so great after I was done!
I'll post some pictures soon.

2 Responses to “End of school + Saratoga”

  1. I'm glad you're back! I promise I haven't forgotten about calling's just been INSANELY busy. I will talk to you soon!

  2. I'm sorry the end of school was so stressful. I hope you have a very relaxing summer to make up for it. I can't wait to see your pictures! :)


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