Thursday, August 11, 2011

Getting Close

After a very long drive and the toughest move of my life, Kim and I made it to our Hartford, Connecticut home. The last time I moved it was from a one bedroom apartment to a four bedroom house, and Disney paid for professionals. This time we moved ourselves, and other than driving the trailer, we did it all. Of course we had a lot of indispensable help from friends and family. We're still adjusting to our new place--I may have to dedicate a whole post to that.

Orientation starts in less than 2 weeks. I'm not nervous, but it sure is getting close. I got my first assignment today, which is to read 40 pages in Criminal Law prior to the first class. That doesn't seem too bad. I'll let you know how dry or complex it is. 40 pages of Harry Potter goes by pretty quickly. This may take me hours...

Total cost for books for the first semester=$772.95. That's if I buy all new books, and if I pick up the two optional books, which are both about $40 each. I also need to pick up a new laptop, for which a reasonably well-equipped one ranges from $750 to $1200. A new Macbook Pro is the trendy choice, and it starts around $1200. Now that I'm not working, big expenses tend to be harder to swallow. Oh well, it's an investment in the future, right?

1 comment:

Kaija said...

It is a worthy investment. And those books will make you look smarter when they are on the bookshelves of your law office someday.

Sounds like we are both gearing up for the start of the school year. Good luck! Transitioning to a new place is hard (as we are finding out right now, too). We wish you the best.

Too bad we didn't transition to the same East Coast location! That would have been fun.

Keep your eyes on your email box (Kim too) for an invite to the Mortensen blog.