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Sorry about that. I'm back. Part of the reason I haven't been on here in a while is because my computer has a virus and I've just been too lazy to deal with it, but I'm working on it (albeit very slowly). For now I'm on my work computer, but I don't get too much time on here, hence why it's taken so long. The other part just has to do with my laziness.
But here goes.
Mardi Gras was amazing. Like nothing I have ever experienced. You know those commercials for Zatarain's rice where the mother is shouting, "Throw me something, Mister!"? Yeah, pretty much dead on. You can just get into the spirit of yelling and shouting for people to throw stuff at you. It's really an awesome time, everyone should do it at least once. I plan on trying to come back here next year. I just can't get enough.
I went skiing in March with my dad. We hit up four different ski resorts in/around Salt Lake City. It was a great time! Not too cold, and skiing is always amazing. We did hit one snag, news about my Opa not feeling well, and then when we left we heard worse news about my Oma not feeling well. (Opa = grandfather, Oma = grandmother, on my dad's side). I had a really tough time dealing with my Oma's troubles, she was in the hospital for major heart problems, especially being so far away. Luckily, I was planning on going home in mid-March for my grandma (on my mom's side)'s 90th birthday party, and I got to see my Oma and spend some time with her. Unfortunately, her heart couldn't hold out and I had to make an emergency trip back to New Jersey for a memorial service. That's the second sign I've gotten saying that I need to spend some time at home, even though I don't believe in signs. But I've got some baby cousins that need some TLC from their second cousin thrice removed or whatever my relation to them is. So if you haven't guessed, I've made my decision that I am definitely going back to New Jersey, moving back home and everything. I still don't have a clue as to what I'm doing once I get there, but I at least know where I'll be. I'd also like to travel as much as possible in the next year. Somewhere in South America, South Korea, New Orleans, Albany, and somewhere near Toronto. And anywhere else I can fit in. I am also tentatively planning to spend next summer working in Alaska. Noelle, one of the construction managers did that when she was in college and she says it was one of the best decisions she's ever made. So we'll see.
Now down to the work part of my update.
My new construction manager is Vann, we've been working together now for almost 3 months. He doesn't micromanage as much as Mark did, but he also doesn't do everything he promises to. But I'm definitely enjoying working with him. I finished my house on N Galvez and I've been floating for the past month and a half. I'm finally getting frustrated and begging Vann to give me my own house. So that should happen soon. In the meantime I am enjoying working with my coworkers and perfecting my skills.
And that's all I got.

Posted by mernst 15:33 Tagged volunteer

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