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29 August 2008 @ 09:48 pm
Checks In the Mail  
Two checks: one for $1,742 to the Julia Hypatia Orth Memorial Scholarship Fund and the other for $193.59 to the Nature Conservancy, went out in the mail today. Thank you to everyone who donated money and time to help us get on the road with the bikes and get this money out in Julia's memory. More money has been donated on top of this amount to both causes but I can't say exactly how much. I know several donations have been sent directly to the scholarship fund in honor of the bike ride, but the New College Foundation didn't keep track of those specifically. Something over $2,000 (including the check I just sent) has been added to the fund though. And, it looks like this may make a difference on the scholarship being given out for the 2008-2009 school year!
Mical leaves late tonight to fly back to school in Minnesota for her senior year at St. Scholastica. It was a very short summer! We're going to miss her a lot and look forward to seeing her in December and flying back to her graduation in May. Her horses and dog will particularly miss her. I take very good care of them when she's gone, but as far as they're concerned, I'm just not her.
Nick and I are planning to get back out on the bikes as soon as possible and ride around my school schedule. Today's weather was particularly nasty and he has a cold, so what time we were out in it was spent with Mical rather than riding. (Did I mention that I'm going to miss her?)