Well, I did it! I made it through week 1!!! 5 1/2 to go!!! It sure has been interesting. Before I fell asleep last night I said I the one week felt like 7.
Since last I wrote, I have been going to class, studying and doing my e learning. I have learned more than I imagined I needed to know about United and airplanes. I also now know what the inside of a 747 looks like inside !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh My Goodness... I don't know what to even say. Yesterday was narrowbody class at the United hangar at O'Hare, we went inside of a 737 (those are the oldest planes we have) and were supposed to go through an Airbus (that is the A319 and A320), which are very cool planes. It's what I came back from Seattle on. Anyhow, there was no Airbus that was going to be there, but guess what was?? There were actually two. One was in the hangar and one was parked outside. Our class was split in 1/2 (as usual) and 1-22 is my group. We went in the 747 in the hangar. OK, not to mention the height, or that when we walked to the plane and around it that the wing is larger than the roof of my house, it is AWESOME! We walked all over it, learned about it. Went into the cockpit, saw the pilot sleeping quarters, sat in the 1st class seats and pushed the buttons so they completely reclined into their own little bed. Went up the stairs into the business class and sat in their seats (Wonderful on their own), went through all the galleys, went to the complete back of the plane and two of a time went up these narrow claustraphobic steps into the crew sleeping quarters - man, I think it'd be hard to handle that. It has 6 bunks with curtains, and 2 airplane chairs that recline quite a bit. It's SMALL. This guy Jason was going back down the stpes before me, you have to turn around and go down these steps you see, I said, "I guess we can't wear our skirts or dresses on our International flights on this plane!!!"
We were gone 2-8 and then one of the instructors did a review class until 10 because our 1st quiz is Monday. Long Saturday!!
Today many of us are going to the mall. We all have to get our regulation shoes and other reg's. I also need some warmer stuff than I have and a pillow, and maybe an egg crate mattress. Maybe I'll get a Tempurpedic bed, who knows????
So this next week will hopefully not be as overwhelming as this past one has been. I think it will probably be the same and by the end of week 3 they say we should be able to stop twirling (for those of us who are) and things will start to fit together.
I am still blessed with two great roomates! That makes life much easier being away from my friends and family! I miss you guys!!!