Well, I made it safely to the other side of the country. The plane rides were a little on the bumpy side, but I was able to make it to Charleston without any hiccups. Once I got to my destination, it was a different story!
One of my bags didn't make the plane from Atlanta to Charleston--the important one with all my clothes in it, of course. So, while I was reporting that, the NCCC lady took my duffel bag and toiletries bag and loaded it onto a van. There were two other people with lost luggage and she took their stuff as well.
So, after speaking to the Delta man about the missing luggage (btw-- he said I was the nicest AmeriCorps member he had met over the years that he had worked at the airport) I got on a van and headed to the Naval base. Once there I checked in and I was given a room number. Well, I went to that room and it wasn't the right room. Major bummer because at this point, I'm sweating, I've been up since 3:30am after going to bed at 2, and I haven't eaten. So I walk back to the other building and they give me another key. Same room, different building. Also, the luggage that I did have is MIA. So at this point all I have is my backpack. So I go upstairs to the new room and there is nothing in it and my name isn't on the door. So, back downstairs to find out they changed my room to another, at least in the same building.
Once I get to my room, finally, I go and get my box of stuff that I sent out. At this point I'm thinking that if nothing else, I will at least have bedding! :) Once I retrieve my box, it's time to head back down to have our first meeting and meet our teams.
My team is really great. One girl is from Temecula and another is from Fresno--at least there are some other Californians! More about our teams later!
So around 8:30, after our meeting, I go searching for my luggage. As I am talking to some team leaders, a man comes in with my lost luggage. Praise God! And shortly there after, we find my other luggage in the back of a van.
Also, my roommate didn't show up until 10:45. Good times!
So overall, a pretty eventful day! :)
More to come... Uniform sizing is calling my name. ...