only 9 days til my 21st birthday, we are down to single digits! i am extremely excited. reaching single digits is a great accomplishment, considering i started my count in triple digits.
work is going well. the drive sucks a lot, but i am moving in two weeks. i got my first paycheck yesterday, and they took out $217 in taxes. i almost cried.
i have been collecting stuff for my apartment. i say collecting because all i have purchased was $6.50 of things from a garage sale, the rest i have gotten from friends and family. if anyone has a blender, a toaster, a gas grill, a coffee table, or a futon that they do not want, i will take it.
oh yeah, and i have been reading the first harry potter book. i have never read any harry potter books before, but i really like it and i definitely reccommend it.
i started my job on wednesday. it's pretty cool. there are a bunch of people in their 20s, so that's nice. they said i'd probably be training for 3-4 weeks, and that blows. training is boring! i just want to start working. this week i had parts training. we learned all about the bearings and housings. it was a lot of information, and it was really hard to stay awake.
i leave for work about 6:45 a.m., and it takes me between 40-50 minutes. coming home takes me close to 2 hours. it is so horrible. the traffic is insane, especially in schaumburg. so today i went apartment hunting. i found the place online, at apartments.com, and it looked super nice so i made an appointment.
well... it was super nice. pool, hot tub, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, racquetball courts, clubhouse, fitness center, billiards room, and even a lake. i went there this morning with jon and we toured a one bedroom apartment. i really liked it a lot, so i convinced my parents to come back with me in the afternoon.
surprisingly, they also liked it, and i put down a deposit for a one bedroom! and my balcony faces the lake!!! (i'm really excited!) so anyway, i move in july 1st if anyone wants to help you get free beer. and maybe pizza.
here's the link if anyone is interested. my floorplan is A1.