Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Please don't let it be a train

So there's a light at the end of the tunnel. It's been a long couple of weeks, with lots of meetings, events, and legwork. But AIDS Walk is done! Well, all but the details. The money's counted and handed off to people who own safes and large bank accounts. We raised over $13,000 - setting a new record for fundraising. The drag queens have come and gone, and despite an overly crowded after party, it too was a ragin success. We may have to find a new venue for next year, because if it keeps growing in size we won't be able to fit everyone in the Ramada. Did I mention it's done? Woowoo. Now we just have to have a celebratory dinner and send out thank you notes. Simple right? I figure that's close enough to done to do the happy dance...though very slowly.

And work is starting to slow down too. Scheduling for the summer should be simple and be done quickly. Then it's on to summer in Laramie. For those who've never experienced that, it's a blissful time. Most of the students are gone, so it's quiet and the town feels almost deserted. It's not too hot, not too cold. The town is more...relaxed. And that makes it easier to be relaxed in general. I look forward to summers in Laramie. There's camping with friends. This year there should be a lot of boating, assuming we get something resembling water in the reservoirs for a while. And with Georgina, there will be road trips. Adventures into the back country and off the beaten path. Exploring. Communing. Picnicking. Breathing.

So I keep heading toward the light at the end of the tunnel. I just hope it's the other side of the tunnel I'm seeing.