I have made it to the east and it is wet. It has been pouring all day long as the entire student body moves on to campus. Only after I have moved everything into the kitchen, picked up my keys, had an official 'back to campus' party evening, and recieved three backed up issues of Wired from my school mailbox do I have time to post. The desk is set, the speakers at moderate blast, my keychain is full but my room is empty, and this is only the beginning. There is much left to do.
Leaving home was a bit more difficult than I had
imagined. Everyone from work gave me a tremendously warm goodbye,
and I still wish that I didn't have to clear my desk and run so quickly
back home on the 5:30 train that evening. Immediatly after, I
drove to have my last family dinner at a favorite Chinese restaurant
Chef Chu's. Both of my siblings then left the house for the
evening before I left; my brother was in socal for his freshman year
orientation and my sister was at her first highschool's dance.
Packing to leave a vacant house is somewhat unsettling, so I took the
opportunity that evening to get a few snapshots of the dying hours of
sunlight that hung over my backyard all summer.
Its always hard to follow up an incredible summer with a window view
of soggy lawns and dripping street lamps. I'm not entirely in my
element yet, but I know I will have to get on the boat and start racing
before I can get my senses together. I've only been here
two days and I already have four meetings set up for thursday and
friday. It's going to be a long semester but its going to go quick.