Hi all, back again for post number two in my blogging career. As I mentioned in my first post, I’m from Darien, a town in Connecticut that’s on the coast of the Long Island Sound. Needless to say, Hurricane Irene, which went from the Outer Banks, NC all the way into Canada, absolutely pummeled my hometown. Most families were without power for over 3 days, and my little sister’s first day of junior year was pushed back from Monday to Thursday (lucky her!).
Most of us Wittenbergers thought we were safe from the winds and rain, that is, until around 10:30 Saturday night, when it seemed like Hurricane Irene 2.0 came through Springfield. From my friend’s porch we saw lightning strikes, steady flows of water going down the main road by campus, and storm drains overflowing. It was even hailing at one point! The students, however, didn’t let that dampen their fun, and took to the hollow for some late night mud-sliding. That’s one thing you learn the longer you’re here: no matter the circumstance, there’s always something fun to do at Wittenberg.
Other than that, life at Witt has been pretty standard so far. Everyone has become acclimated to their new classes and schedules, and are getting back into the swing of things. Today was the first chilly day after 3 days of 90+ degree weather, so this might be where we take the turn from summer into fall. I’ll let you know when the leaves start changing…
That’s it for now!