Last exam on Wednesday, commencement Friday, move to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the summer today, and start work on Monday. This is starting to becoming routine—I did the same thing in August of 2009
—and I kinda like it.
My morning started at about 5:45 am as I awoke too excited to sleep any longer. Wednesday evening I drove to Madison to again borrow Xiphos's tuck, the Pünkerjüker. Expecting rain, I only loaded the wood I would need for my work bench on Friday night. This morning I loaded everything else. I had budgeted two hours for this, but was done pretty early—I don't require a lot. The rain had been forecast for sometime after 1:00 pm for Cedar Rapids, so I was hoping my earlier arrival would let me miss the rain. While there were a lot of clouds in the sky, it really didn't rain much—mostly sprinkles, with a little rain shortly after Dubuque. By the time I reached the apartment complex, there was no rain. I arrived and had my paperwork done around 11:30 am, and by 3:30 pm I was setting at my fully constructed bench in a fully unpacked apartment. Internet came shortly thereafter. My provider, MediaCom, whom I've had twice at this apartment complex, and twice at two other addresses in Cedar Rapids has some new system in place that cost me $125 for install, and $65/month—a significant increase from the $45 I was paying last year. Since I living in an apartment complex, I don't have a choice about my ISP, and it's amazing what they can get away with when there are no other options.
I still had to pick up a chair, and food. After I did that and ate, I was burned out and passed out. But it was a productive day and everything that needed to be done was done.