On Tuesday, John, Jessica, and I took some of Jessica’s things (bed, couch, desk, clothes, etc) to her new apartment in Athens. Since she didn’t have a key, and her roommate was in Johnstown, we decided to go there to get the key. We left home early (6:30 – 7:00), and Jessica was going to call her roommate around 9:00 a.m. No answer. We drove on to Athens – after going HOURS out of the way hoping to get the key. We then stopped in Parkersburg and picked up Jonathan so he could see Jessica for the first time in six months and so he could help with the moving.
We got to Jessica’s apartment after noon, and John unloaded his car, then he took off for Columbus. The secretary to the landlord had left the apartment unlocked, so we were able to unload everything and put it in place. Her place is very nice!
Jessica, in front of her new apartment
It’s a two bedroom townhouse with one bathroom and lots of closets and storage. Jessica’s room has two closets – one with hanging space and the other is more for storage.
After unpacking, we shut all the windows and made sure the doors were locked, then we got into the van so we could go get something to eat. Jessica suddenly realized she didn’t have her purse! It was sitting on the counter in her new kitchen!
Notice the red purse on the counter!
She went over to the office, which was closed, to get the phone number for the secretary and had to leave a message. Luckily, the lady called a few minutes later and said the maintenance man would let us in. She also said that in the future, Jessica should know that if the she had to come into town for something like this, there would be a $20 fee! After Jessica got her purse, we drove to the downtown area of Athens and ate at Chipotles, then we walked around and went into some nice shops and the college bookstore. Next, we walked around on the campus a little until we found a map that showed us where the medical college is. Since it was a few blocks away and the weather was very hot and humid, we drove to the medical campus and looked around there.
We took Bubba back to his apartment,
The back entrance to Bubba's apartment
sat and talked with him and Nick,
Nick and Jessica, in the basement. Notice Jonathan's motorcycle in the background.
and played with Foster before we left for home.
Bubba and Foster
Bubba’s place is bigger than Jessica’s and is nice, too. It will be great for Jessica and Jonathan to be living only 45 minutes away from each other. I hope they get to spend a lot of time together!
John’s trip to Columbus turned out well for him. While he was riding his bicycle on GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure) in June, he had a flat tire. One of the vendors “fixed” the tire, and it blew out again and ruined the rim. The vendor said he would take it back to his shop in Columbus and then would mail the rim to John. John called him a couple times in the past month and was told the guy was “working on it last night and would get it sent out to him tomorrow”. Since it had been a month, and we hadn’t received the wheel yet, John decided to show up at the shop and get the wheel – finished or not. I would imagine the vendor was surprised/embarrassed to see John and told him he’d have the wheel finished in 1 1/2 hours. John went to visit Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Weldon and had a great time! When he went back to the bike shop, he was able to get his finished wheel and left for home.