1. Missed my run.
2. The classroom I was teaching in didn't have any technology in it. I had worked on a presentation for two weeks to incorporate into my class.
3. Laptop was about to die- needed charger.
4. Ran across campus to find charger.
5. Couldn't find charger and no one had one that would work.
6. Class went fine but not as well as I wanted.
7. My phone stopped working. T-mobile was having issues.
8. Not bad- came in 2nd place at trivia night with the BSL students.
9. Go to buy my train tics at the station and the ticket office is closed.
10. Can't find charger at home.
11. Charge Ipad to buy tickets.
12. Internet is down in flat.
13. Go to T-mobile to credit account.
14. Realize I hadn't eaten food since 11 AM it is how 10:00 PM.
15. Its cold.
So it might not sound terrible. BUT it felt like one thing after another. However, I have a nice guy in my life who decided to rescue the damsel in distress. We will name him Mr. Tyke for the purpose of blogging ( AKA"Mr. Man from Yorkshire"). Although he was with a friend (a mate as he calls it) he was checking in constantly to make sure I was ok and to see my status. From suggestions on where I might be able to find a new charger to becoming my official travel agent and getting me my train tickets I was finally set for my journey. Its nice to know I have people looking out for me.
I hopped on the train. It was a great ride and nice and quiet for me to read and get some things done. I have been reading a book on surviving the dissertation. It has been giving me some key words and concepts that I might need when I am writing up.
Anyway, I made it to York. It is really a great little town. I hope to take a trip there again and really explore it. Might be a good girls trip to do some shopping. Looks like there were plenty of places to shop! Our first stop was Bettys Cafe. This is a cafe that originated in Harrogate, England and has expanded into York among other places. The cafe was really great- not only was my macaroon delicious I loved looking around and all of the English tradition that has been preserved.
Sandy and I took a little tour of the Viking museum and fully enjoyed the disney like experience. I decided I am not keen on looking at human bones. It is kind of erie and in all honesty- I feel kind of bad that these people were dug up and are now on display. I don't think I want my bones in a glass case for public viewing. I also saw a piece of human feces in a glass box. The sign said it is rare to find human feces. But that made me think.. doesn't everybody poop?
Ok TMI I know.. Next....
After church we headed to Whitby, a coastal city and has some ties to Dracula. It was a rainy day, but it didn't stop us. We ventured to the beautiful remains of the Abbey and around the town. Of course we had to stop for some sweeties as I think Phil has a pretty good sweet tooth :) From there we headed to have lunch with Garth, Ellie and the kids and then to the train station. Lunch was lovely and the train ride home was great as well. Two more chapters read and Mr. Tyke took me out for dinner. Not a bad weekend if I say so myself!