Ooooh Maryland. Way to go, Los Bartley. I'll come see you guys in
early 2006, since it's just a hop-skip-jump from Philly. Unless, of
course, I decide to never leave E.S. (Not!)
Update: I am working nine to five in a cubicle and somehow that's
perfect for me. Is that what Peace Corps does to a person? Does Peace
Corps make us appreciate things like cubicles and work hours? Well if
they would have put that in the brochure...
We (Jill, Ramya and I) rented a modest penthouse luxury
apartment across from the Radisson. We eat rum brownies. We make
lasagna and eggplant dishes. In the morning we watch CNN on our new
phillips television, getting up during commecials to take our laundry
out of the frigidaire washer machine. When I come in from hanging the
clothes on the line in our private garden area, I sometimes turn on
the air conditioning and pour myself come cold orange juice with ice
in it. And just like they say, 'there is nothing like air
conditioning and cold orange juice to get you ready for a hot shower'
(which we also have).
In the evenings I play tennis on the Radisson's courts, or take a
dip in the pool, and afterwards I order a light salad (or perhaps the
full rib platter) from the dinner menu. Desert, as you may recall, is
rum brownies. Jill and I are thinking of joining the Gym, and so we
refer to ourselves in public, out loud, and ad nauseum, as "Mr. and
Ms. Jillian-hyphen-Fox Vanderburg", because that way we get the
family rate. It will also help her and Ramya when they sign up for
the newly-opened "Curves" workout center(also at the hotel). Ramya--
my wife Jillian and I say--is our 'daughter'.
She is Ramya Jillian-Fox Vanderburg, and we love her very much.
Pickled, plump, Isaac J.F.V.
P.S. Nathan Frey said he would write me. He never did, though. And so
now we find ourselves in a vicious cycle of guilty resentment and
obstinance in which he feels bad for not writing, and I'm pissed-to-
my-ears that he hasn't. So I don't write him because I'm so pissed,
and he doesn't write me cause he feels so guilty, and then at some
point we pass away. Dead.
There, I just had to get that off my chest.
--- In PCElSalAg42002@yahoogroups.com
, Jared and Christy
> Hi again everyone! Although our major travels are done for a
while, it looks like we're still on the go! Last week Jared found
out that he got his dream job with an organization called Canaan
Valley Institute. His title will be Circuit Rider, which means that
he is assigned a geographic area and will serve as a liaison and
support person for different environmental community groups looking
for help on local projects. They run anywhere from wanting to clean
up a local stream to looking at economic indicators of environmental
problems. He's really excited about the opportunities this will give
> Sadly, though, this means we are moving to Maryland! We leave Ohio
on February 10th with all of the Hudak siblings being called in to
help move all our junk (which our parents are only too happy to be
rid of). We found a little 3rd floor apartment in Hagerstown, MD
about a half-hour drive from Middletown where Jared's office is. It
looks like your typical poor, young, married couple's apartment that
some of you might picture in your head and laugh about having lived
in maybe 10-20 years ago yourselves. But with both indoor plumbing
and nearby washer and drier, it's definately a luxury compared to
where we spent the last two years. There's a Catholic church and
school in our back yard, a shopping mall on the next block, and
across the street is a really nice residential neighborhood.
> Our new address will be:
> 300 Northern Ave. Apt. 5F
> Hagerstown, MD 21742
> We'll be keeping our cell phone number the same for a while. Some
of you might not have it yet. It's (216) 849-1690. And we'll keep
checking this e-mail account until we tell you differently.
> So, we're off on the next stage of our lives. We've really enjoyed
being home for a while and seeing all of the people and places we've
missed so much. Don't worry though, Hagerstown is only about 5 hours
from Cleveland and maybe 6 hours from the Springfield area. So we
hope to make it home on long weekends several times a year.
> For those of you out on the east coast, we'll have to get together
some time. Anyone in DC or Baltimore we'd love to hear from you! Oh,
and anyone who knows of any places in Maryland looking for a hard-
working, spanish-speaking, red-headed girl, please let us know! :)
> Til next time!!
> The Bartleys