Today we awoke to more rocking. Last night we both took more medication for seasickness because we heard today was going to be rough and...it was! It was pretty difficult to shower, but we are quickly learning to brace ourselves. Outside our window all we could see was fog and rain and the horizon moving drastically up and down.
We have learned a lot today about entering grades, tech support, the library on the ship (formerly a casino) and many other things. Tomorrow, the Life Long Learners and work study students board the ship in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I think we are all excited to see them come aboard, but we have also enjoyed our quiet little ship.
We are all doing our best to be as "green" as possible. Faculty members are "strongly encouraged" to have a paper-free classroom. As much as possible, we will give exams and have the students email us their answers, and we will have an intranet folder where the students can access all of their assignments, additional readings and syllabi. This is a little bit of a challenge, but we love the idea of less waste so we are IN!
We finished the evening with a Texas Hold 'Em tutorial and a beginners game in the faculty lounge. It was so much fun. We are hoping to see John (Nancy's brother) and Rachel as well as the rest of the West family tomorrow since they are vacationing in Halifax.
-Our medical team consists of 1 doctor, 1 Nurse Practitioner, and 1 nurse and we helped them with a skit they were preparing for orientation today...they love to rap!!
-The doors to the front deck were all blocked today with a rope and caution sign that said "No Exit Due to High Winds"