I got up early this morning and was on the road to Wooster by 8:15am. Arrived at the dorm around 11:30am and immediately spied Ann, the nurse. The two of us headed to Applebee's to meet up with Joyce & Dee, who were saving spaces for us. We had lunch, then returned to campus where I dropped Ann off at the dorm & moved on to Severance, the chemistry building. Once Mary, who's our Wooster liaison and does all of the important stuff like get the money & register the girls, and looks after us teachers, had arrived and let us in, we had our safety lesson (I passed the quiz!) and unloaded.
While Dee and I were setting up for tomorrow's labs, I realized that I had forgotten a key piece of equipment - the voltage probes for the LabQuests! So tomorrow's lab will be a lot more qualitative and analog. Thank goodness I brought a galvanometer along to show induction! I think (I hope) it's the only thing I've forgotten.
We returned to the dorm, then headed off to Walmart along with our roomies, Carolyn and Joyce. I picked up some index cards for the radiation lab later this week. Carolyn bought a knock out rose for our room for the week. (She'd already bought 2 desert roses at her first Walmart trip of the day.)
The girls had almost all arrived by the time we were back, so soon we were sitting in the very hot lobby waiting for the time where we introduce ourselves. The girls had time to learn about their groupmates, make up a poster, then create a sketch, song, or cheer for displaying to the rest of us. We judged the, picked, group 4, then headed for supper.
Our dorm this year is Holden hall, so we're right next to Lowry, where the dining hall is. Only Monday & Thursday we'll be dining in Kittredge, which is closer to our old dorm than this one. Go figure!
After supper, we went to the football field to wait on Gary Broadbent, the boomerang guy. He was late (as usual), and when called, was surprised to discover he was supposed to be here! (He's a great guy, but not the best about appointments, apparently.) We returned to the dorms, where Carolyn & I went to Walmart again - I had forgotten a fan, she needed a few more supplies. Ah well!
Gary arrived an hour later than intended, but we saw his show and it was entertaining as always. Then we teachers got snacks ready - ice cream sundaes. The alumni girls were done first, then the boomerang babes showed up later. The ice cream choices were vanilla and cinnamon... Not my first pick, but many of the girls enjoyed it. Toppings were choc, strawberry, and caramel.
Carolyn & I are back in the dorm. The fan is a godsend. Gotta work on a presentation for Energy tomorrow. And bed. :-)