Leaving & Packing
Trip Start Jan 31, 2012
27Trip End Jul 29, 2012
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This past week or so has been very jam packed for me. On Thursday, I had my last day of work at Butt Construction (hahaha, butt). For those that don't know, I got an internship this past summer working for Butt Construction (still funny), who had been hired by the Army Corp. of Engineers to build a new air traffic control tower at Grissom Air Reserve Base just north of Kokomo, IN. When they found out that I had nothing to do in January but twiddle my thumbs, they offered to let me return and work full time again until I left. I happily accepted for both the monetary benefits, because I found it to be fairly enjoyable work, and I really liked the people that I worked with. It's also fun to watch a building be built, I got to watch it go from just foundations to being almost completed.
Finally, I forced myself to do what I'd been avoiding as long as possible: packing. It's tricky trying to guess what you'll need for the next 6 months I discovered. Since I'll be traveling throughout Australia for the first two weeks, I didn't want to pack too much, because I'll be carrying it all around with me, and probably on public transportation. I found that putting everything into ziplock or space saver bags really helped out, but even with those, I was barely able to fit everything. It'll make repacking very... interesting.
This is my last post from the states, I leave tomorrow afternoon for Sydney! I'm extremely excited to finally get this trip underway. I will then be dead to the world until Thursday at 7 am Sydney time, or 1 pm Wedensday EST. (that's gonna be a fun flight..)
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