The apartment is different than I thought from pictures, but I was pleasantly surprised. My room is ridiculously huge (lots of room for the extra dresser I'm bringing) and the closet is huge! I've unpacked everything I brought in my car and rearranged furniture, it's coming together. The only debacle so far is the lack of any outlets in the bathroom. Confused about that? I am too.
My supervisor LaNae' helped me move in yesterday and my fridge came stocked with water/Diet Coke and there some nice air fresheners & lotion (Sweet Pea, my fave!) in the bathroom. She is too sweet and I can tell will be a big help with getting adjusted. She took me out to dinner for Mexican at Monterey's which was a great first meal here!
I crashed pretty early yesterday from rising with the sun on Thursday and being in the car all day. This morning I went and got breakfast with a friend I know from UNCW and it was nice to catch up and learn about some things to do in Columbia. She is a grad student at Columbia International University which is right down the road from Columbia College where my apartment is. I'm excited to also have some friends in town that aren't from my program so I can branch out as well.
Well now I am waiting for my mom to arrive with the rest of my belongings and once I'm all settled I'll get some pictures up for all to see!