So, I’m into the coughing stage of my cold. I’ve encountered your typical sequence of symptoms: sore throat, runny nose, and cough. The good news is that this is usually the last stage of a cold. The bad news is that coughs can linger for a long time. I’m going to attempt to combat that by getting lots of rest.

What a difference it makes to be on-campus now. I woke up today at 11am and my first class was at 12:30pm. I didn’t get out of my PJs until noon. I feel some more energy returning to my body, though I still don’t know what it’s like to be on-campus and healthy this year. I have my microwave and toaster oven now. I would like to thank Amber for keeping these items safe for the three weeks I was gone.

I also bought my laundry card today. “Official” UBC residences use debit-like cards to operate the washing machines and dryers. I picked one up for $5 which includes a $2 credit to start me off. It’s a dollar for the washing machine, just like at SJC. The dryers are $0.35 for the first 30 minutes and then $0.20 for further 15 minute increments, so an hour would cost me $0.75, which is $0.25 cheaper than at SJC. I guess with the card system people aren’t always hunting for loonies which is convenient. My only complaint is that I have to go outside to reach the laundry room. During the rainy season, this might be a problem keeping my clothes dry during the sprint back to my apartment.

Well, on that note, I’m going to drink some hot water, hack up some phlegm, and think about going to bed (or watch Shaun of the Dead, Bryan I have the CD now).

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