It's been so nice to have Nate and Ethan here; it was incredibly lonely before their arrival. However, I kept myself busy cleaning out the mountains of stuff left behind my countless apartment predecessors. That seems to be the JET tradition, but I just couldn't handle it - it felt as if I was living in someone else's home. But now, over 20 trash bags later, it's beginning to come together. I also had a surrogate family while I was living the bachelorette life: Tim, Kele, and Adrienne.
Since we were the only ones that arrived as Group A, we became very close, and that has carried on over the weeks. We've decided that they are Ethan's honorary Aunt and Uncles, and Ethan seems to approve. They unfortunately live in another apartment complex across town (the "Gash" as it's called by the other JETS, it's where the single or younger JETS are housed), but we still visit each other.
So classes begin for everyone this Monday except me and another girl - we start the first of September. I'm eager to start teaching again. It'll be here soon!