I'm mostly moved in at this point. Couch is coming in a week, new washer/dryer Saturday (big shout-out to dent/scratch stores for getting me about 40% off for a little dent in the front), but beyond that I got a great kitchen table set for $85, bed is here, and and the place looks really nice. Small, but very cozy. Balcony faces directly east which is great for morning sun and evening coolness and it makes the plants very happy. I started a sourdough starter and it failed try #1 so I'm on attempt #2 now. Got a PiHole set up as well and what a great thing that is. It's blocked about about 50% of queries so far. It's super hot and humid down here these days. Bigly not a fan of it.
Orientation started Monday. Had yesterday off and have today off as well. Tomorrow, Friday, and Monday I have things and Tuesday is off again, then classes start next Wednesday. Already have a small assignment due the 29th. 500 word maximum essay on what you want to do, but it also requires 5 sources in that small of a paper. It's going to be a headache putting all that together. Let me explain what I want to do, why do I need sources to explain where my interests lie? But whatever. As my grandmother said, I can do anything for two years.
Met a few people in my program who seem pretty cool. Wide array of interests. It'll be great to get all the different perspectives. Lots of peace corps/ameri-corps/teach for America people as well which they'll bring great global perspective. All in all I'm excited to be learning and meeting people and dreading the workload.
Woke up and went on my first run in a long time this morning. Managed a mile and a half in about 20 minutes. Pleasantly surprised as I didn't think I'd last that long. I felt like I could have kept going, but didn't want to push myself too hard on the first run in probably a year or so, so I called it and stopped. I don't know if I'm just going to do running or if I'm actually going to hit the campus gym and work on other parts of my body. Still not sure I'll feel comfortable in a gym these days. And numbers around here are quite high. On the bright side the university is requiring vaccination and has 95+% of population vaccinated, including staff, faculty, and students. So that's pretty sweet. The dean of the school of public health during his introduction speech said campus is probably the safest place in the state.