Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Here I am in Michigan again. It's nearly time for the Great Moving Into College Fiasco. Vast numbers of kids moving into four or five dorms on the same street, with only the most limited parking you can imagine. And each one of these kids has so much stuff crammed in their respective vehicles that the driver cannot see out of the rear window. Oh yes. This is going to be infinite good times.
I'm at my grandmother's house tonight... we head over to the dorms bright and early tomorrow morning. The drive up here was... well, it was probably the best possible drive that it could have been, but it was still a drive from Boston to Detroit, and that's never really a slice of seven-layer cake.
We actually had a splendid lack of traffic, so the drive ended up being almost exactly 12 hours, as opposed to the projected 12 and a half to 13. Hooray. Around hour 5 or 6 I was quite ready for the trip to be over. Alas. T'was not to be.
We didn't have much trouble at the borders, either, which was nice. The border into Canada was as simple as it's ever been. The US one wasn't much worse than it's been... I mean, they didn't just ask where we were going and wave us through (which is what happened on the way into Canada), but they didn't make us get out of the car or go through all the luggage or anysuchthing. Rather reasonable, if you ask me.
So tomorrow's the big day, I just thought I'd drop a blog beforehand, since I'm not sure when I'll be back online. I'm fairly certain that I'm getting the computer tomorrow (it's waiting to be picked up in the Art building), but I'm not certain what I have to do to get it online. Plus, cat knows that tomorrow is going to be hectic enough.
I already miss the cats. Not going to deal well with that aspect of college life.
Good luck to everyone who's already left for college... the whole Syracuse crew, both the Drummonds (Lehigh and Tufts), Maddie (McGill), Jessica (Tufts), and Noah (Brown).
Must trot, the phone needs freeing... I shall blog again as soon as I can, I know you're just waiting on tenterhooks for my upcoming entries.