...and the slacker would be me... :)
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Posted by Kelly at 12:38 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Hey everybody! I arrived in Orlando at about 9:40 this morning, and I can’t believe I am actually here. The flight was awesome, and the weather here today (except for a few small rain showers) was GORGEOUS. I had a really busy day.
First after arriving, we (my mom, dad, brother and I) had to go get my car from the car transport person. Well we started off right from MCO (Orlando’s airport), and it took over an hour and a half to find him. Someone needs to be a SMIDGE more specific when one says the “7-11 on International Drive.” So after going to 2 other 7-11’s trying to find ol’ Blanca, the third time was the charm, and we found Blanca. When we picked the car up I realized not only did I need to fill the tank up (it was ½ full) but, my one rear blinker was dying so we had to go find a store that sold new bulbs. Anyways, I was happy to realize that gas was actually about 20 cents cheaper than at home (Buffalo’s gas prices are ridiculous) so to fill up ½ of my tank for $14 was AWESOME! I could get used to this! We were all starving, so we decided to go find something to eat. We ended up going to McDonald’s.
After that, we went off to look for stores that sold car light bulbs. We 1st checked out Super Target, and they had the automotive section, but no light bulbs. So we headed to Super Wal-Mart. We found the bulb, and then we headed off to find our vacation home my family was renting. It took us FOREVER to find it (they said it was close to Celebration, and it is definitely NOT!) Anyways, we went in the pool for a bit after we actually found the place, and then went grocery shopping, and then out to dinner. After that my dad drove over towards Vista, and we figured out where exactly it was, and then we drove over by Chatham, Patterson, and the Commons, and then around Orlando for a bit. I took some nice pictures. I am going to upload them to a photobucket account and I will attach the link on here so people can view all my photos.
So that’s about it for today. I am exhausted. I had a lot of trouble sleeping last night, with having to say goodbye to my friends, my doggies, and my house.
Tomorrow I have another busy day ahead of me! We are going to one of the Disney parks in the morning, and then meeting up with the girls I hope to live with for some dinner. And then check-in at Vista is Monday!
Posted by Kelly at 9:02 PM
Monday, August 17, 2009
So after two weeks of on and off packing, today is the big day! Well, not for me, but for my car (Blanca). Today is the big day where I put the car on the Car Transport... Kinda sad, because I have had to pack everything up a bit early but hey, at least I had a reason to get motivated to do it. I think I would not have packed at all until the last minute had this not been the situation. I'm nervous because right on the contract the guy who took her (is this sad/pathetic I refer to my car like it is a person??) put "PACKED WITH PERSONAL BELONGINGS - NOT LIABLE). I hope people don't break into the car or anything. I really don't have a strong faith in other people since the one time at work someone broke into my car but I really hope nothing happens. I will lose like almost all of my clothes, and like all the personal belongings I had packed for Disney.
It's really weird not having a car though. I keep thinking, "Oh, I have to put ________ in the ca-OH CRAP!" I do not like not having a car, I don't know how I could do 5 months without one!!
Posted by Kelly at 10:48 AM
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Today I started packing for Disney... It's really hitting me now that I am leaving. Actually it is 2 weeks today that I will be leaving Buffalo for Orlando. So I only have one more week @ work. I've been there for 2 1/2 years and as much as I am going to miss the people I have worked with for a long time, I am just READY to get out of there...
Saying goodbye to friends is something I am NOT ready for though. I am really beginning to realize how much time I DON'T have left with them. I don't have a big group of friends, I really only hang out with a few people, so I think it is even harder to say goodbye to them. Especially my best friend. I just feel like I am abandoning her for 5 months. And I feel terrible about it.
And I am very close with my family too, so realizing I don't have much time with them either is really eating at me. I do EVERYTHING with my parents. And while my brother lives in an apartment up at his school, I have been seeing him a lot this summer and I am going to really miss all of them.
And my dogs. Oh man I am really going to miss them. They are like my little furry brother and sister and to not have them right by me all the time is going to be really strange.
And Buffalo food. People who have never been to Buffalo JUST DON'T GET IT. You don't Don't act like you do. Ted's, Duff's, Anderson's, Mineo's.... Not having any of them for like 5 months. Oh man. I can't even think about it.
Posted by Kelly at 2:40 AM
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Disney is getting close. Scary close. I KNOW this is going to be the experience of a lifetime, and that I will have loads of fun, but I am getting really nervous. I am starting to realize all the people and things I am going to miss, even if it is for only 5 months. Or almost a year. Who knows if I will extend...
ANYWAYS... I had a going away party so I could see all my family before I left. I didn't think my family was going to do that, but I am really glad they did. It was a lot of fun. Made me sad though. It really is getting so close, and trying to get everything ready is stressing me out a bit. Trying to get some of the credit card bills down (buying a new camera didn't help- BUT I LOVE IT!), getting boxes to pack up all my stuff, and getting my car checked out are some of the things I am trying to do in my last few weeks. If ANYBODY has done the CP before that reads this has any advice I would really appreciate it. Something you wish you had done before you left, something you wish you had bought, ANYTHING like that. :)
Posted by Kelly at 11:19 PM