went to the Clash; did the Clash; left the Clash (Aug. 3-9)
drove to NC...then to SC (last sunday Aug. 10)
Monday: we got car insurance. unpacked. P had her first day of work in the Archives. cataloguing slides of the football team. go gamecocks.
Tuesday: more of the same. N registered for classes: Symbolic logic, british empiricism, and a "proseminar" (not sure what that means but it seems to be largely about Wittgenstein).
Wednesday: P's birthday!!! Hurray! N made blueberry pancakes for breakfast; gave P a well-deserved trip to the spa and a new coat from JCrew. and took P out for lobster and riesling at the bonefish grill. and made carrot cupcakes for dessert.
also, Wednesday and Thursday N had TA training all day. which was largely irrelevant but still got him inspired about the idea of teaching. he was reminded of Herman Bavinck's longstanding interest in pedagogy.
Thursday: after training/archival work/grad orientation, we drove to Sunset Beach to hang out with the Jones'. good times.
Friday: we left the beach around 4 and headed home.
Saturday: P's MLS orientation; our piano arrived. the house got mostly unpacked. we visited the SC State Museum where we saw local art (we were often reminded of Travis' remark,"self-taught. never would have guessed") and sampled SC bbq. this kind had black vinegar sauce and was quite good.
Sunday: visited First Presbyterian and heard Sinclair Ferguson preach on 1 Cor. 6:1-13. he is ok. afterwards there was a lunch for college students... we are technically in that category although we are sort of oddities by now. at lunch we enjoyed very diverse company. we will say no more.