You would think that when you live with three other people, that you would see them all on a regular basis, but that has not been our case. After 140 days the Portland BVS house was finally reunited! Since February 28th, there hadn’t been one single day that we have all been in the house together until this past Tuesday. – Crazy! Ben has returned from working in California, Heather hasn’t left on her crazy backpacking trip yet, Jon was in town before traveling to Arizona for a workcamp, and I had just got back after a 2 month stint on the East Coast. But unfortunately, this one full day of reuniting – was also our last full day that we all had in the house together-ever! : / To celebrate all our paths crossing in Portland – we spent a lovely evening downtown and went out to eat. The four of us did all manage to make it to Family Camp at the beautiful Camp Myrtlewood - which was a very restful weekend – with time to run, read, nap, and play ping pong. We also learned what to do if disaster strikes - for example; what is the proper way to jump off a moving train, and what do you do if you are attacked by a mountain lion. It's not going to quite be the same without everyone here again - and I think it's hitting us all that we are getting close to that time of year when we all go our separate ways - and have to figure out what the next steps are on each of our paths. But no worries because we still have a couple months to fill you in on all our house adventures, thoughts, and shenanigans.
|Our last full day as a house|
Side notes –
Our house has a 24 hour policy on desserts - if we have desserts (cookies, cake, pie etc) it will be gone in 24 hours or less . Today we successfully demolished 12 donuts in about 10 min.
Jon likes to use words that the rest of the house wouldn’t use in our daily vocabulary and we have started making a list of these - flummoxed, posit, avocation, er, egregious, esoteric, and hyperbolic
A great surprise when I got back to the house – was that we actually had plants in our garden!!!! Lots of plants! Whooo hooo!!!
It has been nice to finally be back in Portland and to get to reconnect with the housemates and church, but it's only one more week until the next traveling adventure begins. So until next time.