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September 28, 2010
Getaway Was A Blast!
The Getaway With Dee was an absolute blast. I'll be posting the pics and all the details soon. For now, I'm on the road back to Houston. We drove 10 hours today and have stopped in Biloxi, Ms. for the night. I'm wiped!
The last of our four kids has moved out. This one had graduated from college in '09 with a degree in Graphic Design and worked in town for the past year while living at home. She just landed a new job in Dallas, so her dad and I moved her up to her new place this weekend. (The pics are of her sitting on her bed here at home and then sitting on her bed in her new place.)
This move-out was different from when she left for college. This time, she packed up everything that was hers--including all the stuff in the attic. Because now she is officially on her own. She is completely supporting herself for the first time in her life. Scary and exciting.
Greg had been out of town on business. He returned on Friday and literally went from the airport to the U-Haul rental place. He drove a rental truck home and our daughter was all packed up and ready. We stayed up until midnight loading the truck; got up early Saturday morning and drove to her new place; spent the rest of the day unloading the truck and assembling furniture.
She'd spent the previous week surfing the internet for used furniture and found a kitchen table & chairs. She had bedroom furniture leftover from college and her roommate had a couch. But that was it. As far as kitchen utensils, her college roommates had supplied it all before. She had no more than an ice cream scooper, some cookie cutters and a 13x9 glass dish.
During the middle of everything, she looked at me a little panicked and said, "I have absolutely no supplies--no silverware, no kitchen trash can, no laundry soap, no broom, nothing!"
So her dad and I made a run to Wal-Mart on Sunday morning and picked up a few of the essentials for her. But there's still a lot of filling in to do. That's part of the fun of it, though.
It's all I can do to not call her, but it hasn't even been a day yet! Still, I'm sure I'll check in tonight and see how her first day on her own went.
What about you? Do you remember the first time you were officially on your own?