I would like to tell you about the weirdest day of my life, but first I have to tell you a wee bit about my final presentation.
Yesterday I had my final presentation for my studio. It wasn’t too bad. I had stayed up pretty late for the last few nights. It wasn’t anything compared to a lot of other people but I am one of those lame people who seriously can’t function if I go to bed at 2 am every night and wake up at 7:30. Anyway. Our project was about creating a modular gardening system with an adjustable height planting bed for old people so they don’t have to bend over when they garden. We built some cute little scale models:
We also made a cute stop action animation video to show how our garden works:
So on to the weird day.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Corona virus. It’s causing quarantines, paranoia, travel bans, more thorough hand washing, general panic. And recently, it has caused schools across America to convert all their classes to online. And at 9 in the morning, I rolled over to look and my phone and learned that SCAD has been added to that list of schools. So now, instead of packing for spring break, I’m packing to go home. All the way home. Where I will be staying for spring quarter. Unsurprisingly, we students have no idea how design classes will be conducted online. But I guess we’re just going to roll with it. My valiant mother is driving all the way down from Pennsylvania to help me pack all of my stuff and move out of the dorms. So my third quarter will be at home. Which is SO WEIRD. It’s WEIRD. Because I was gonna have a cute little flight home but now I’m packing up my life and moving back home.
It’s Friday now and I am just waiting for my mom to come. For breakfast, I went to the dining hall to use my last meal swipe and spent my remaining dining dollars on some snacks for the ride back. I also got a quick look at the many turtles by the bridge. There were so many swimming around in the warm sunshine!
After breakfast, I walked around Savannah and took some pictures. It was kinda sad that I wouldn’t be coming back for the spring quarter. I really enjoyed living in the city and biking and walking everywhere.
Logan had told me that all the fountains in Savannah were dyed green for St. Patrick’s day so I went over to Forsyth Park to see, and sure enough, weirdly green water was spewing out of the animals adorning in the fountain. It wasn’t that easy to see in the water but the statues were dyed green from the spray.
Despite these new developments with the virus, people were wandering around the city like nothing was happening. I sat on a bench and played ukulele for a while, the walked over to my Aunt’s house to drop off a tupperware.
My mom arrived in the afternoon. We finished packing, loaded everything up in the van, dropped our overnight stuff at the Thunderbird Inn (a cute little retro hotel), and had just enough time for ice cream at Leopold’s. In the evening, my friends had invited me to a barbecue and my mom visited with my aunt. It was nice to have one last little gathering before we all parted ways.
Today is Monday.
I am home and my stuff is (mostly) unpacked. It’s going to be weird having to take classes online but at least I’m not moving for a while, haha. A lot of people are super annoyed about taking classes online and not being able to go anywhere, but I really think that it’s the relaxed-ness and slow response that has helped the virus reach so many people in the first place. Plus, as a self-proclaimed introvert, I enjoy having a very legitimate excuse for not leaving the house.
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and at home during these trying times 🙂