Signs I know I live in the hood:
1. My complex is surrounded by cyclone fence topped by razor wire.
2. There are 3 laundromats on a 1 mile stretch of street
3. I saw someone having a yard sale in the parking lot of the local corner store.
4. Several gas stations are cash only.
5. The local church van lives in a locked fence cage.
Weird things I've seen on the road in the past two weeks:
1. Dead construction worker (was hit by a car, hadn't been fully covered over by the police at the scene).
2. A guy wearing only a headband and thong riding his bike down a main thoroughfare (not pretty!)
3. A space capsule on the back of a semi heading west down the highway (headed for Houston or Huntsville we guessed).
Number of trips back to Jacksonville we've made in the 2.5 weeks since we've moved- 2. Actually A has made 3.
Amount spent on textbooks for 3 of my 5 classes- $570.45. One class has no required text, one has yet to announce.
Number of fans constantly running in our house- 3. In addition to the air-conditioner.
Number of hours I have spent apart from A since Aug 1- 35. Out of a possible 432.
Number of times I have cursed at FSU- countless.
Largest conundrum faced- Parking is available on campus by permit only. One must have a student ID to get a permit. The ID office is located on campus. Where does one park on campus to get said ID in order to get the permit required for on campus parking?
Number of students who will descend on campus like a swarm of locusts this week- Approximately 30,000. For a total student population of 40,000.
Days until I pick up Kidzilla from the airport after 8 weeks away- <1
Days until school starts- 5