Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Today is Tuesday and I am sitting in the hallway, right outside the doorway to the main office of Fire Protection Engineering. It was the first bench I could find on the first floor. So, what have I done today?!? I woke up around 6:30 this morning and it was way to hot to get up so I just lay in bed for another hour or so until 7:30 and then I picked up my Bible and read for a while. Around 8:30 I finally got out of bed and took my shower (a nice cold shower! And it felt so good). Then I decided to go to campus for a while and see what I could find. I wanted to see where all my classes where before I actually had to go to them. I am weird like that. I feel much more at home at a school if I know exactly where I am going and when and how I am going to get there. So I left for campus and I took a few wrong turns, mainly because I knew that Dad said left, but for some reason I can't get my left and rights straight ever! I mean this. People say left and I turn right or I will hold up my right hand and say left. It is rather odd. I am a rather odd person and that is just another thing about me that is weird. I can't explain it. My brain doesn't do left and rights like everyone elses. So I turned right several times, until I called Sarah and was talking to her about how Dad said to turn left and I turned and couldn't find the road and then it hit me that I had turned right and that is why I couldn't find the road. So I turned around and found my way to campus quite easily then. When I got to campus I realized that I had left my parking pass at the house. So I had to turn around and go back to the house and get my parking pass. Then I drove back to campus and parked and walked to the engineering building.

I wandered around trying to look like I knew where I was going and ended up in the Mechanical Engineering Department. I thought it was just up the stairs. :) I am so good sometimes. Haha. I walked up there and found out where the TBA class was being held. Then I walk down to the basement to find the classroom. After that I walked over to the Chemical Engineering Building and found that classroom really easily. I was feeling great until I had to find my physics classroom. It took a little more doing, but it was a fun walk because they have this giant kaleidoscope that you can stand it. It is really awesome. When you come visit me I will take you to it so that you can take pictures in it. It is great. I stood in there for a while and marveled at how cool it was and wondered if I could make myself one. Nevermind, probably none of you would appreciate it or love it as much as I did. But if you ever do want to see it. I am willing to take you there. Next I wandered down the hallways to the Math building and looked for my class. The schedule said B infront of the number so I went down to the basement, but all the classrooms there were numbered 0 and then the number. Then I saw the sign, it said that the classroom I was looking for was in the basement's basement. I went down an even creepier staircase than the one to just the basement and found myself in this long hallway. I found my classroom and quickly went back upstairs to the light. No wonder math people are so weird! Just kidding. I have to say that physics professors and students are much weirder and I am so glad that I am not a "real" physics major. It looked like they had just taken the SU faculty and students and cloned them and transported them all to UMD and multiplied by 100 or so. It was a rather amusing walk.

Then I found this bench so I could check my mail and email people and update my blog. It has been fun so far. I am really looking forward to classes starting so I will have something to keep me busy. I am not saying that I don't miss you all because I do miss you. But at the same time I am really growing to love everything new up here. It is so different; as it becomes familiar it is becoming a lot more enjoyable. So I miss you, but I don't all at the same time, if that makes any sense. I am sure it will to some of you.

Call me or email me, I would love to hear from any of you.
I'll write back. But I don't know how long it will take once school starts. :)
I've used 6/100 stamps so far.
Ps. I think is is odd how the blogger spelling check doesn't have the word blog in it. Strange.


nepalfreak said...

G'day, Faith!

Great to hear you made it safe and sound and are settling in. Will continue to pray the transition goes smoothly.

Your desire to learn is awesome, as someone once said, "When you stop learning, you stop living." From the looks of it you will NEVER stop living and that is great.

Keep using that wonderful brain God gave you to master the courses you're in and maybe I can get up there to see your kalidescope!

wifey singer said...

well, you are a funny one for mixing up left and right...GTH ya faith.

i also one who needs to see how everything is mapped out before i attempt my "first try". happy you found the classes before you HAD to find them.

i shall keep in touch.


KristenAnne said...

Faith!!!!!! I'll be praying for you :) I'm glad that it seems everything is going well! (believe me if i didnt live on campus i would never make it to class haha )

riverrat said...

Can you switch your riight and left when designing a building?
I won't let Hayley read this blog-she'd be jealous of your peace and quiet! Did you know that she's already taken over your room?And you were worried it'd be one of your siblings!

faith said...

haha, I heard that she had taken over my room. I mean she practically lived there before so I don't know why I didn't think that she would be the one to take over my room first. But I am glad it is her. She is cleaning for me. :) Haha. We love Hayley.