Half Term – a breather for us and a chance to go and see our younger daughter at university. We had fortunately already decided to go on the Tuesday, so thereby avoided the storm on the Monday. Definitely wouldn’t have wanted to be towing a caravan in that wind!
For daughter, self catering, it was a welcome opportunity to be fed each day and to have transport to Asda to stock up. As it turned out, it also meant being able to have hot showers! Heating in her house (campus-based university accommodation) has been erratic, but all of a sudden there was no hot water either. In fact the 12 of them in the house were without hot water for a whole week. Since we returned the heating has again been erratic (just as the temperatures have plummeted) and then last night I got a text to say they suspected a gas leak and that they were awaiting someone to come and fix it. Thus ensued a few more texts along the lines of “don’t cook, don’t switch the light on/off, open a window…” before gas repair man arrived and fixed the leak.
Our elder daughter had none of this sort of excitement in her first year – she was always sitting there in a T shirt whenever we skyped. Is our younger daughter unlucky with her accommodation? Have you come across these sort of ongoing difficulties?
Anyway, we had a lovely few days and we reckon she is doing really well, academically, socially and looking after herself. It’s a big thing for any of them, really, isn’t it? She’s still doing the rounds of churches, but had enjoyed the recent CU weekend away.
And so back to college, where we’re up to our eyes in this year’s university applications. The cycle continues…
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Cor 5:17