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  • purple_ness1
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    if only i had a car to speand my money on gas but i dont sadly
    sory im not much help
    hope u find a way round it
    *margie*

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  • shirleymahoney
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    Rhoda

    Just wanted to say hi i haven't gotten up with you lately and i'm sorry, just been busy around here hope you are doing well and the bike would be great exercise as long as you don't push yourself too hard, take it easy and hope you have a great Holiday

    Shirley

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  • Laoshur
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    Hi, Wonder-Woman,

    I am no where near 20 anymore, but I teach on a large campus in Beijing China. We have no car, so that is not an option. I find that if I walk to classes that are far from my campus apartment, I am too tired to teach. So, I ride a bike. I could not do this if the campus was hilly, and I don't know what yours is like, but because mine is flat, I can bike much more efficiently than walking. I am still usually out of breath by the time I get to class, but I bike very slowly (anything else would be a great health hazard for entirely different reasons since there are bikes, pedestrians, and cars everywhere). I have a large basket that can accommodate my laptop and I carry a projector and class supplies in a backpack. Since the bike does most of the work, I can let the backpack rest on the seat and go.

    I am sure I am a very amusing sight - fat white woman loaded with stuff on junker bike - but amusing the locals is half the sport here.

    I don't know whether that is possible for you, but it is one idea.

    Rhoda

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  • Lisa Salberg
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    I am living through this very situation with my niece at this time with some minor differences.
    1. She lives on campus now - but is in a new building this year
    2. She is likely going to start to commute in January

    We have had to speak to the dean of students and security to deal with parking issues. When I fully resolve her situation I will let you know what worked for us.

    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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  • Cynaburst
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    I wish I could offer more help, but when I went to college (and law school after that), I was blissfully unaware of my HCM. I didn't have a problem walking around with all of the books, etc. My symptoms kicked in later.

    One suggestion I do have is that you could get yourself a knapsack on wheels that you can pull with your books and supplies, so you don't have to carry them around.

    If you need to get a handicapped placard to park near your classes, get one. I have one now, and I really appreciate it when I would otherwise have to walk long distances and carry my son.

    Does your school have any kind of shuttle bus around? Maybe you could consider a moped or something instead of a car. That is also easier to park. I live near U.C.L.A., and you see all kinds of students riding mopeds around. There, it is impossible to park anywhere near the classrooms.

    Good luck. I am sure that with a little extra effort, you will be fine getting around. Also, don't be afraid to ask your friends for help if you need it. I am sure they would be happy to chip in.

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  • Reenie
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    Most people have up days and down days. Hopefully other young people will answer you soon. Welcome to the HCMA.

    Reenie

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  • wonder_woman84
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    Getting around in a college town

    Okay, so I am 20 years old and decided to make the jump from going to a commuter college and living at home, and transfering to a much larger school and living on campus. I have been driving to a few of my classes, ok I lied, most of my classes and I am quickly runnign out of gas money. My question is how in the **** does everyone else in my situation, having HCM, pull it off?
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