Move In Day

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday, August 31, 2014

We were a smidgen slower getting up this morning than we planned, yet still managed to make it to the university more or less on time. Jessica was warned that registration was open from 8:00 am to, I forget, 5:00 or 6:00 or something, but that the busiest time was from 8:30 to 10:30 am. We figured arriving for 10:30 would probably be good then. We also figured our logic would probably be flawed because everyone got the same message that Jessica did; we were correct on that second assessment. It took Jess 40 minutes to get through registration and then another 10 or 15 to get her picture taken for her student ID. Then we had to maneuver through the throngs of people to find her apartment, only to learn we were parked too far away and could park a lot closer. We moved the car and managed to snag a spot pretty much right outside her apartment…except that there were no elevators and we had to shlep everything up three flights of stairs anyway. It took three trips and partially emptying her trunk. And this was before shopping for various household necessities and groceries. It took until 8:00 pm, but we got it done and got Jessica settled in. We left her to find her friend Ally and hopefully make an appearance at the building welcome party downstairs.

During the day we did meet her roommates and a couple of their parents. They all seem nice, two hailing from Whistler and one from Abbotsford. All three of them are psychology majors to Jessica’s math major. Interesting combination. Not sure if I should feel secure in Jessica’s well being or concerned for her sanity. Hehe. I’m sure they’ll all be just fine.

I wish Dan could have been there today, and not just so he could have helped with the luggage or just so he could spend more time with his daughter. I would have loved to see the neighbour boys’ faces if it had been Dan who answered the door instead of me when they came to invite the girls to the building welcome party. That would have been fun :).

Connected with Rick and Claudette today and we’re hoping to get some type of visit with them tomorrow before Mom and I leave. Also spoke briefly with my brother; don’t worry, Brother, I’m fine, but ask me again tomorrow!

Wildlife sightings: nothing but teenagers (excuse me: young adults)
In Front of Her New Home

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