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Just shoveling out the house. . .

Bethalyn's picture
on October 4, 2007 - 7:34pm

I've been spending the day cleaning house a little. It's not unsanitary, just extremely cluttered. I tried to find a letter on my desk this morning and a huge pile of paper fell on the floor. Then I realized that most of my wardrobe is in the laundry basket or on the floor of my bedroom. It's just not right to have to go buy new undies just because you haven't done laundry in a while.
I'm also very happy because I found out my friend Kaye will be moving into a new place very soon. I helped her move up to Oregon 14 months ago, and she's been living in this little s*** hole cabin in the woods. When I first saw it she must have seen the shock on my face, because she just started to cry. The place has crumbled newspaper in the walls for insulation, only a woodstove for heat, and the shower is outside. Last winter she practically froze to death. At the time it was the only place she could get because she had five cats (now has six).
She just recently got a job as an apprentice trainer at Dogs for the Deaf, which was the reason she moved back to Oregon in the first place. Unfortunately she has been having to drive and hour and a half each way to work. Her new place is only fifteen minutes away and actually has a shower inside! Yipee! It will be much more pleasant to visit now.
The only good thing about her old place was that it was really fun to watch scary movies there. It's a cabin. . . in the woods. . .by a lake. We would just giggle our a**es off and then run around outside in the dark scaring the crap out of each other. Also, there is something to be said for showering outside in the summertime under a starry night sky, with the ever-present thought of maybe getting caught by the neighbor. . .
Lucky for me I will not have to help her move to her new place this time. I helped her move to California to go to "zoo school" - she went to Morepark College for exotic amimal training and management (EAT'M - get it?). After she graduated I went down to help her move to San Clemente, and then last summer I helped her move back to Oregon. The girl does not sit still!
As you might be abe to tell, I am very proud of my friend. She's one of those people who decides what she wants and then she sets about getting it - and always seems to succeed in the end. I happen to think she is a very brave person, although she can't see it in herself.
I must go put away some clothes now, and shovel off my desk. I hope everyone has a great evening!

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