Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Checkin' it Twice

It's exactly one month until I move out of my apartment here in Austin. I'm moving back home the week before I leave for Philadelphia and then off to Africa. I'm getting more and more nervous, but also more focused on the now instead of what's happening in the future. And by that - I mean, I'm trying to focus on work, my apartment, my camera equipment, editing software and making sure everything is set HERE before I let my mind wander into the homeland.

I'm considering putting my camera up on Ebay or Amazon or even Craig's List for about $500 (at least). Yet - when I took it into Precision Camera here in town, they said there was nothing wrong with it, and I probably would only get about $475. Well - my camera is in great shape, I just hate it because I've been working with "higher-end" Canons since one of my good friends bought a Rebel T1i and I've been assisting Melanie with a Mark II (oh the love...I really want a MII) But, of course - instead of spending about $400 bucks (plus the money I'd get for my camera) I could buy a wide angle lens!! So I've got some options to consider and not a lot of time to do so.

Alas - What I really need to do is get someone to either sub-lease my apartment until July 31st for $550 (can move in anytime after June 11th) or get someone to sign at least a 6 month lease with Woodchase Apartments for $570 moving in July 1st -> that way, I'd get refunded my $550 I'll have to pay even though I'd be out of the country. DANG.

  • Apartment
  • Camera
  • Insurance
  • Pack
  • Editing Software
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Credit Card
yup - I've still got a pretty full plate.


  1. Checking up on my girl's entries...love reading what you write - you have such wisdom beyond your years, and sometimes, beyond mine. I think I used to have similar visions when I was spirited but something got in the way - perhaps this will reignite my lost soul.

  2. Wow, what your mother wrote is beautiful. I am blessed to know you and your family. I have learned so much from you and what the last 3 years has had to offer. I hope you have the time of your life in Africa.

  3. Lauren, I love this blog!!!!!

  4. Thank you Miyan!! Spread the word!! :] And you need to write in yours more often, yah?!