Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!! I finally passed the $1000 dollar mark! This means that I can order my bike and start training on the bike that will be taking me across the country! Recently I've been struggling to find a balance between training, fundraising, and effectively highlighting the affordable housing issue. But I've been surprised with how many of my friends are right there to support me with it. I really can't thank you enough. Another B&B cyclist shared an article that I would like to post here as well. It demonstrates the importance of affordable housing in todays economy.
There's still another three full days till I head back to Vassar. Spring break has been really nice but I'm starting to miss my old Vassar friends as well as my new habitat for humanity friends. Here are a couple more pictures from the trip (Photo credits to Alli.. thanks!)
|Day 2. Siding.. done|
|Day 3? making a "trench"|
|and sooo much hammering|
|Our home for the week|
|Finishing up the week with a campfire and smores. yumm|
Posted by Laurie at 6:44 PM
Monday, March 12, 2012
Posted by Laurie at 9:28 PM
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I can't believe my last post was on Sunday! Its also hard to believe it's already Thursday. I've been crazy busy with my fundraisers, classes, and training. I've had the most success with delivering grilled cheese and a cookie to people in the dorms and library until the am. Its midterms so people are loving the deliveries and are pretty happy to spend the money for such a great cause. I've raised $140 in the past two days which puts me at $538 total. It's been crazy fun but I'm pretty exhausted and the snowstorm makes deliveries a little less pleasant. Being so tired has definitely interfered with my training which I figured for survival, I should be averaging at least ten miles a day. But I've only got one more night of grilled cheese making. Then I'm headed south for spring break with one of my awesome house mates to volunteer for habitat for humanity in Albany Ga for a week. Sleep will come in due time (although road trips are my favorite... We'll probably be in the Carolinas before I calm down enough to sleep.)
Thanks again to everyone for the donations and good luck to those studying for midterms!
Posted by Laurie at 2:29 PM