So Friday night was really hard. The whole day was. We went to a few stores for last minutes things and some essential groceries for me to bring down with me. Then we just packed all day until my dad came home and could help us get all the boxes, bags, and suitcases into the rental truck. (That was not fun…). After a night of crying, I finally went to bed around 10:30ish and woke-up at 2:20am to throw some clothes on, but a few last minute things in the car and then get ready to head out on the road. I was so tired and in such a daze. I took one last picture of my cozy perfect room and said good-bye.
I tried to sleep off and on in the car, but that is always rough. What wasn’t rough was cold car buckwheat zucchini pancakes 😉 I also got a medium hot REGULAR coffee at a DD rest stop. I wanted that buzz from the caffeine to maybe put me in a better mood on that dreary sad day. It didn’t work like it did that first time I can caffeinated coffee though…bummer.
Eventually we got to my campus and the unloading began. Our truck (we rented a Tahoe) really wasn’t even that big so we had trouble finding room for everything, but somehow we got that thing packed to the brim. My one roommate is away on a trip for one of her programs, and my other two roommates weren’t there yet when I arrived. This gave us some time to take over the common room while we slowly painfully started unpacking and organizing everything into my mini room. We took a break about half way though to get back in the car and find the Target, Best Buy, and then a grocery store to pick up some cold things like my almond milk! O, my mom and I got Sweetgreen for lunch 😉 Win! I can a floor meeting at 5:30 so we had to rush back and finish a few things. I didn’t want my family to leave. It was horrible. My heart was ripped out.
My mom took the obligatory dorm-move-in photo and then my one roommate took a photo of my mom and me together before they left.
Yea, that was hard…very, very hard. But there was no time to wallow. My two roommates and I headed down to our meeting and then out to find the buses that would be taking all the freshman at GW to the Mount Vernon Estate (after hours). Well this was a crappy first night experience and was so unorganized. There weren’t enough buses to take us on the 30 minute drive and my one roommate got stuck back at campus until the even was almost over. (They didn’t even have enough boxed dinners to give everyone. Wasn’t a problem for me since I ate before, but it was bad.). The event was so boring and no one wanted to be there. Some professor droned on and on about George Washington for at least 30 minutes in front of a field and 2000+ college freshman on their first night. Then we were supposed to go around the estate and find facts be listing to the actors in the different buildings. They then tried to provide “dessert” at the end of this affair. Their idea was to have like 5 tables with random plates of cookies and brownies. When they said go, it was like a mob from hell. Picture 2000+ college kids rushing at these 5 little tables and attacking the cookies. (I’m surprised no one got trampled!) It was a rough night and we didn’t’ get back until 12:30am. All I know is I crashed. I had been up for almost 24 hours.
I can’t connect my laptop to the wireless network, so on Saturday morning I headed into the city (by myself) to the normal campus to get some IT guys to fix it. The connection worked when they did it there, but not at my dorm. So they gave me an ethernet cable (thank god!). Otherwise…blogging and school work would be rather difficult. I’ll tell you all about my classes later in the week! For now, I will leave you with some more dorm room pictures after a little more unpacking. I am still not done and still moving things around, but can get the idea!
Just some of my spices and plates 😉
More food goodies!
Stock up! (I spy coconut butter…and a lot of cashews!)
Ending with the bathroom! See you all later! I will probably just be back with the Finisher on Friday plus an update on how my first week of classes went! XOXO O man, I almost forgot. The whole dorm doesn’t have cable! There is something wrong with it right now, so my TV I brought isn’t actually working at the moment…sad stuff!
So tell me:
+ What was your Freshman dorm like? How many roommates did you have?
+ Did your school have any planned welcome events? This whole week is welcome week for us. We did a “Target-Take-Over” on Sunday night, other various events we can attend, my school (The Elliott School) is having a pizza party tonight (I am going for the free shirt!), and things like the Organization and Club fair this weekend.
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