So our first week of the second semester is over. I think we are pretty well settled in to the new school routine. Luckily this time I have no classes at 8:20am! And I have Tuesday and Friday free of classes. Tom has classes every day and is starting some work towards next semester and his actual thesis.
I retook the final for the one course I failed the final on (it did not surprise me – it was my weakest point). I don’t yet know if I passed the second time but I have permission from the teacher to attend the second class anyway. I have new teachers this semester and while I really liked the speech teacher from last semester, I am really liking the ones this semester better.
And Tom is really enjoying his classes, especially the saga deep dive and the manuscript classes. And it looks more and more like we will be in Aarhus Denmark in the fall.
And it is weird to think we have only been back a week – it almost seems like we didn’t leave as we settle back into the apartment.
Weather-wise it has been chilly and we have bounced between rain, sun, and snow. Our grocery shopping has gotten odd – it appears that the free shuttle to the Kringlan Mall is not currently running. We don’t know how long that is going to be the case; we knew when we left that they were shutting it down through the Christmas holiday but thought it would start up again afterwards. Right now we are relying on the very limited selection at the 1011 but we need to look at other options since that is not a varied or inexpensive choice. Our other choices right now are the Bonus stores, both of which are a good 10 minute walk. If the weather cooperates next weekend, we might see how that goes.
The other mild disappointment is that they closed the Post Office in midtown. It was very convenient but it was not easily accessible for me. However, the new one they opened is just a few minutes off campus so we just have to plan time to go there when needed.
And to finish off, here are some pictures of the harbor and mountains from this week.