Mar. 13th, 2016

This week has gone by quickly. I boarded a plane early Monday morning and made it safely to Georgia. There were some technical difficulties when checking in, but everything was eventually resolved, and I was able to dump my stuff in my hotel room.

I went across the street for some supply shopping at Wal-Mart. The first thing I noticed was that there were SO MANY plastic bags. Apparently they are still in use here, and I haven't seen many people with their own bags. In fact, when I took some of the bags that I got on that first trip back on another visit to reuse them, the greeter asked me if I had something to return.

The beagle class started right away on Tuesday morning. We had three days to meet the four dogs picked for us and submit ranked preference lists before being assigned official primary dogs on Friday. Amazingly, we each got our first pick. I will be working with Brooke. She's a small female that works very similar to the way Benny did.

Saturday, I decided I should do something productive with my spare time. I did bring a few board games (I even had a bit of a game night with my classmates on Friday, during which I taught them Forbidden Island), but I didn't have space in my luggage to bring a huge selection, so I am trying to ration them. Instead, I decided to teach myself to knit. I visited a number of nearby shops to pick up some reference books and materials, then spent all afternoon practicing. I think I'm making good progress.

This week, we will be acclimating the dogs to the airport environment and preparing for our certification exam.

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