TIN Steps Day 28

Once May got her acceptance letter and packed her bags, the only thing left to do was say her goodbyes. She saved Tad for last and while they hugged, thanked him for everything he did and the sacrifices he made for both Ice and her.

He told her to keep in touch and let them know if she needed anything which gave her an idea that she’s looking forward to setting in motion.

*beep beep*

“There’s the shuttle bus! It’s time for me to go. Goodbye, Dad … Marci … Ice. Love you all and I’ll see you after the term ends!”

Dear Dad,

Surprised? In this day and age of technology I thought writing actual letters home would be a fun way to let you know how things are going.

On the ride to campus, I looked over my class schedule. It will be a lot of work to keep on top of things but I have my trusty planner to help keep me focused and on task. You don’t need to worry about me!

De Anda Hall is huge! I think there are seven or eight of us assigned to stay in this dorm and there’s more than enough room for all of us.

Several of the guys made a beeline for this one girl, hoping to impress her, but I can’t tell if she’s polite or clueless as she didn’t exactly encourage any of them. Perhaps she has a boyfriend back at home.

Students were invited to attend the meet-and-greet at the Student Union as well as the mixer at the Fraternity House. I can’t see myself joining a sorority but thought it might be fun to get a peek at their place and see how the “other half” live … maybe start gathering ideas for potential class projects.

The meet-and-greet was nice. I met the Sim U mascot and appreciated that he loves books as much as I do. It still astounds me that I had no issue carrying on a conversation with a guy wearing a llama costume when I recall rolling my eyes and avoiding our high school mascot in the school halls. Who knows? He might have had similar interests as mine and we could have become friends.

Look at me. Not even here a full day and I’m already learning something!

More was learned at the Frat Party. The building looked just like they do in the movies and so did the behaviors. I was mindful of my one dormmate snapping pictures and taking videos so didn’t overindulge or do dumb things like I saw others doing.

You would be proud of me! Once I realized the guys were tossing bottles and other things into the bonfire, I hightailed it out of there.

Oh! Before I forget … thank you for adding the second bathroom at home. It makes me realize how lucky I am to have the things I do. Why am I writing this? Easy. Our dorm has large public bathrooms and sharing it will take a little getting used to.

Another thing I’ll have to get used to is noise in the halls outside my bedroom when I’m trying to sleep. Some of my dormmates must be night owls!

Will write more later.

Love and miss you all,


Day 27 << TIN Steps >> Day 29

A/N: I thought May writing home about her experiences could be fun. Obviously, she isn’t including most of the pictures in her letter LOL It’s more to give you a visual on what’s really happening.

10 thoughts on “TIN Steps Day 28

  1. Glad to hear from your Tin Steps again, May sounds like she has her mind made up on what she wants in the world of the sims. I love what you did with the picture changer, super neat. I love how she wrote her letter home, and the bathroom sharing give me a chuckle. It was fun catching back up, I hope May has a lot of fun and learning.

    • Thanks for reading! It’s good to be back 😀

      May sure does! She’s getting a Technology degree which would serve her well with either a career in Law or the Military. Off the top of my head, I can’t recall which I chose as her future career.

      Glad you liked the picture changer, it is part of WP. I had a photo collage maker/editor but they now wish to charge $60 a year to use what had been previously free so I’m looking for other alternatives. This one does what I want and looks decent so I’m perfectly fine with it.

      A previous story revolved around letters so I thought letters would work well here since she’s going away to college.

      Skip Taylor, the vampire, makes me laugh. He doesn’t attend classes as far as I could tell and generally runs around in his boxers. His priorities are a lot different than May’s, that’s for sure!

  2. Lovely chapter, I enjoyed that you did it as a letter.. I liked the picture changer. A lot of college students are definitely night owls, I imagine that May must miss her home especially the peace and quite, not to mention having a clean and accessible bathroom..

    • Thank you! It was fun writing this in letter form.

      I think you’re right in them being night owls even if not given that particular trait.

      Peace and quiet. Clean bathrooms and no dirty dishes left lying around. May quickly gained an appreciation for home once she saw how the others behaved.

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