I’m a pro at this point. After successfully completing Round 1 and Round 2 of my adventures in Ithaca, I have the move-in process down to a science: I know what to pack, how to unload the car quickly (thanks mom), and how to get the administrative move-in stuff out of the way.
Now, I’m settled in, have been enjoying my Alice Cook House single dorm in a suite, and have caught up with Cornellians that I missed over the summer. Because I moved in Sunday, I haven’t had too much to do–classes start tomorrow, Wednesday. But it’s been relaxing getting my textbooks, organizing my room and just gearing up for the semester. As the hordes of new West Campus residents move into Cook for the first time, the building has a temporary “orientation-y” feeling to it that I experienced two years ago as a freshman–namely, everyone’s super energetic, introducing themselves, and curious about their new living situation.
Another view of my room:
So for the most part, it was a smooth and uneventful move in. However, upon examining the mattress in the room before we made the bed, we saw one bizarre stain:
Now, I’m not a high maintenance person. But I think that when my family is paying a fair amount in tuition annually, we should be entitled to a bed that doesn’t have an odd stain on it. I submitted a request for a new mattress….so Cornell Facilities, the ball’s in your court! Don’t make me sleep on this longer than I need to, please…