Work was good; I left a bit early in order to make it home in time to reheat some left over chicken chili before the first meeting of my academic course.
As one of my officemates and I were waiting for the elevator, Tim Shriver walked up and introduced himself to us. He seemed incredibly down to earth, and I was struck by how personable he was. He asked us about ourselves, where we were from, where we were in our education, what we were doing for Special Olympics. He exuded a feeling of calmness and sincerity while we spoke. It was really nice.
It's easy to become fond of Charlie, the shuttle driver. I think by the end of the semester, most people will think of him as a favorite uncle or grandfather. I think that it’s inevitable. He’s such a love. It was raining when he dropped Roommate #2 and I off at Walmart to pick up groceries, and he stopped us before we opened the door. He had reached between the front seats and was pulling out this enormous umbrella. We thanked him and showed him the one we had brought. He had stopped by the front door, so it seemed like a quick hop and a skip to the front door. We could dodge the raindrops, right? Apparently not.
You’ll learn to appreciate his thoughtfulness, his gentleness, and his humor.
Later, as he dropped us off at our apartment building, Charlie cautioned us to be careful: “Sugar melts in the rain, girls.” That’s just Charlie.
The shuttle begins to run from the RAF to Walmart around seven in the evening. I’m on the fence about whether I prefer Giant (grocery store, similar to United in Texas, or Stater Bros in California) or Walmart for groceries. It just depends. Giant is convenient. Walmart seems to be cheaper.
After we put the groceries away, I showered because Roommate #2 and I had bought groceries for the next crockpot meal, but it required a little preparation and so I wanted to devote the morning time to that. We decided to wake up around 7AM to do that before I had to leave for my office.
I forgot to set out my clothes, but although setting out your clothes the night before work is ideal…. some nights you just have to fall into bed.