Well… a little less than a month now.
For the last three weeks, I have been working at an elementary school processing lunch applications. A desk job. Monday to Friday. Six hour days. The work is simple but tedious. The environment is relaxed (I’m writing this at work) and friendly. It’s definitely better than a retail job! Being part of the cafeteria staff entitles me to free lunches and unlimited Snapples and Vitamin Waters — oh yeah! I’ve already discussed my leave with my supervisors. We’ve settled that my last day will be September 7th if not earlier. In total, this temp job should add around a grand to my travel budget.
This summer has been composed of working, swimming, and drinking vino with buddies. This has been definitely one of the most active summers — not necessarily productive. Good ol’ summer fun though.
I have been reading Rick Steeves’ Europe Through the Back Door 2007 for some time now (especially on my 30-minute work breaks). The book is very helpful in preparing for a European life. It has definitely taught me a thing or two about planning, making the best of this trip, and becoming “cultural chameleons.”
Last thing, we bought our plane tickets. We leave September 18th.