I have been here for 3 days. I was not sure what to feel that first morning as I sat in the Starbucks across from the hotel.
Today, however, I know exactly how I feel. I am sad, frustrated, paranoid, and only somewhat hopeful. I know I should be more so, but I am simply being honest.
On the flight, British Airways, or in the Hotel some type of bug decided that I was so cool that he/she wanted to join me. On night 1 I ended up with about 15 bites on my stomach, back and legs. Night two, I ended up with 2 more… At that moment I marched my way downstairs and requested that I be moved rooms. The hotel assured me that they have never had this problem before. I know that is what they are told to say in all of their trainings. However, the man was kind of rude. My emotions running high a small tear fell across my cheek and then he realized that there was no reason to be rude. I was simply a person who was trying to sleep and getting bit. No matter where they came from I was uncomfortable and I needed out of the room.
Yesterday, we went all over town. Who would have thought that the entire city was going to be filled with students trying to purchase the same exact items to get settled. We ended up across town to buy a few things, but couldn't get everything. We also got a late start because once I checked in I did all of my laundry. Bagged everything. Tried to remedy the problem.
The apartment was far from clean and needed to be cleaned entirely.
This morning, I woke up with one little friend on my sheets. Brand new, washed in hot, sheets. The first one I actually saw crawling. Where did he come from? Well he bit me. So I put him in a plastic zip block bag and taped it shut just to be safe. I still have him. He is still crawling. Back the the drawing board.
We cleaned half of the flat. We got some more laundry done.. or redone.. and then headed out to find me new shoes, new jeans, and a new top. Once arriving back, before the uncontaminated clothes entered this room, we bagged them. We then finished cleaning the entire place. I have a few things hang drying tonight, and then I will set out to redry them tomorrow. I am sitting here waiting for my other laundry to be done. I am tired and have an early morning tomorrow.
I was planning on going up to the University to meet with other post graduates.. My mood is not my best…. my outfit is far from what I was planning to wear.. and I still don't have a hair dryer. Oh, and did I mention I itch? These little bites are not pleasant.
For now.. I might try to sleep with the lights on. I don't have the internet yet.. so lets see how this posts from my phone.