Saturday, June 20, 2009
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!