Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sooooo Excited!

When I worked for Camp Ramah back in 2006, I was miserable most of the time. The camp director didn't *love* me, but he assistant director was AMAZING and I adored (and still adore) her--we even are still in touch. The business manager and I got along, but the assistant business manager was practically my arch-nemesis. She just did not like me for whatever reason and therefore made my life difficult just because. The development coordinator and I got along just fine, and I didn't have much to do with the program director. Anyways, the only thing that got me through the summer was the person who worked as the receptionist. Not only was I working in the office very closely with the assistant business manager, but it was SOOOO HOT in the office. I don't do well in extreme heat, and I was constantly getting headaches. It took several weeks before the business manager got me an air conditioner, and even then it didn't work very well. Anyways, the receptionist kept me sane through all of this. We got along VERY well, and she was also closer to me in age than anyone else (3 yrs younger I think). Unfortunately we lost touch (even though we're facebook friends) because she was going to school on the north shore and lived in central MA during vacations. I drove through central MA this past week and thought of her, so I sent her a facebook message and come to find out that not only is she no longer in central MA, but she's going to grad school IN MY TOWN! Tonight I gave her a call to see where she'll be living next year in grad school, and she tells me she has an apartment WALKING DISTANCE FROM MY HOUSE. We're talking half a mile here. Not only that, but it's on the same street as several people who go to my shul including one person who actually lives IN THE SAME BUILDING! I'm so excited, can you tell? WOOOOO RACHAEL'S MOVING TO TOWN!!!!! YEEEEE!


  1. That's awesome!

    Small world, eh?

    SO and I were in a line at the store a few months ago and he looked over and saw a guy who went to his private college 3 states away. They've hung out a few times since.

  2. This is so funny! So nice that she will live so close by and you will get to see her all the time. Funny how you randomly decided to message her and found out. I wonder how long it would have taken you to find out otherwise? :)

  3. Here from ICLW...

    I know two people who went to two different branches of Camp Ramah as campers and counselors, but I don't think either was the one you were at.

    Congrats on getting an old new neighbor!

    I've been meaning to ask you since I found out last week that I'm having boy/girl twins: I remember that you named Chana right away but waited until after Dovid's bris. Was there any religious ceremony for Chana -- such as an aliyah? We haven't spoken to the rabbi yet (conservative shul, though my husband was raised orthodox) and I'm just wondering what other boy/girl pairs have had, especially those who had to delay because of prematurity, NICU, etc. If you get a chance (but I understand if you don't, with 3 month old twins!), you can leave a comment on my blog or email me at babysmilinginbackseat at . Thanks!

  4. How exciting! Isn't it wonderful when everything comes together like that?