Furniture, Back to School, and GreekFest

Weekend before last, we decided to make the dream a reality and commit to the couch. After scouring Craigslist, Salvation Army, and various furniture stores, I realized: I needed the Costco sectional. Nothing else would do. So we called up our friend, loaded the 7 pieces into our two cars in two trips, and: voila! Comfortable downstairs seating. If you want to see it, however, you will have to come over as we haven’t needed to take a picture of it yet.

Last Thursday, I got up really early and set off to the Big Cities. I gave myself 3 hours because I had no idea what kind of traffic to expect. I had barely reached north Rochester when a torrent began, the rain falling so fast my puny little windshield wipers couldn’t keep up. The next couple hours of driving I heard NPR mention the flooding in Rochester (“standing water in the Mayo clinic!”) Yikes, what a day to head out of town! Thankfully, this is not a blog about sand bags or getting water out of our brand-new carpet… our house survived just fine.

I was heading to the Cities for orientation to my Minnesota State University – Moorhead RN-BSN program. While this is an online program, they do like to have an in-person orientation to get us all on the same (web)page. They fed us and talked to us and let us go early. By the end, I was almost disappointed that I won’t be spending in-person time with these folks for the next two years.

Finally, last weekend was our 4th Annual Greekfest. We joined our friends at a splendid Rochester street festival: Presbyterians and Lutherans mingling by the folding tables, Greek music blasting, cheery Greek American folks yelling “opa!” as they serve you tasty gyros, devouring sticky baklava straight out of the box…

Mmm I’m getting hungry just remembering.

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A beautiful Rochester evening at Greekfest

It’s been a fun and busy end of summer up here. Now it’s time to buckle down for the fall.

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