Saturday, August 28, 2010

Move-In Day

Phillip moved into his residence hall yesterday, with help from Aunt Laura and Grammie Joyce. He met his roommate, Jason, who went to high school in Jakarta, Indonesia. They had had no contact at all--hard to believe in this modern age--but seem to be off to a good start.
Grandma was hard at work trying to make a home away from home out of his sparse belongings. Phillip traveled with just two suitcases and a carry-on, though our Northwest family worked to supplement that with treasures from Target, Walmart and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Phillip lives in Van Gilder Hall . . . but not the same Van Gilder that I lived in when I was a student. My dorm, a converted tuberculosis hospital, was long ago turned into offices and classrooms. The dorm Phil is in is split into halves, with women on one side and men on the other. The full name is Prewitt-Van Gilder, or PVG for short.

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