JP chose Friday, the 18th, to move back to college. Very, very smart in hindsight! To start with the weather was quite mild for January and the men even got warm hauling loads with temps just hitting 40′ F that day.
On the way to town….
Our hopeful plans all panned out like Moses parting the Red Sea! Perfect parking outside the door for JP, great parking for us near the textbook center, NO ONE in line at the textbook center so we parents continued through to help JP find the right books (only students allowed past this point 🙂 ), perfect parking for our car right by JP’s. Smooth as glass!
This textbook center had a million aisles and went on F O R E V E R!! So extra thankful it was near EMPTY! It took JP 1 1/2 hours for the fall semester books! We do like that this university has a book rental fee, max of $71 per semester, so we don’t have the run-around of buying used online and trying to resell them later. Even getting a fine for water damage is better than playing “Let’s Make a Deal” twice a year!
After getting all his books and lab books, sold at the bookstore we think because of one time use and usually compiled by the prof, we also found our perfect parking spot. For the first trip in, I found the women’s bathroom in the lobby and waited for them to come back for load 2 from the warmth of inside. Made note to self to never choose those lobby chairs for more than a 2 minute sit. Stupidly hard but padded chairs. The circles show my men. Sorta.
This trip I went to the room with them. I hung some clothes while they got another load and I made his bed… top bunk of course! And kept cozy in the room. They were down to tshirts when all was said & done. 🙂
Gotta love those perfect parking places, sunshine and no snow!
We had early supper together and headed home leaving JP his computer et al to set-up. His suite mates didn’t return until Sunday but other friends were on the floor so he was fine.
His spring semester classes include Calc 2 and Chemistry. Words I know but shh… I barely passed high school Chemistry. Other classes are Circuit Modeling 1 and Engineering Mechanics-Statics. I have no idea what those mean! 🙂
The first day of “Spring” semester gave him an actual temperature of -2′ F with a wind chill of -18′ F at 9 a.m. and an expected high of 9′ F that day! To head to class he goes up the steep hill on the street, you are only seeing 1/2 of it, and then down to the class buildings. Either way had to have been terribly cold wind.
But I love how happy he is there, he enjoys concerts, campus activities, has lots of friends, enjoys his Engineering Department profs, AND HE HAD A 4.0 GPA last semester!!!! ♥