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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Road trip and other stuff...

(cross posted at Midcentury Modern Moms)

Road trip!!!   Headed up to Jen's college this weekend to empty out her dorm.  We drive up Friday night, empty out the room, and drive home Saturday.    Jen plans to come home with us, then head back to school on the 12th, she's got a final exam on the 13th, and then she'll check out of her dorm and begin her summer.

It's hard to believe she's almost done with her sophomore year of college.  Two years have gone by so quickly!

I remember the day we moved her into her freshman dorm.  The four of us -- Jen, Becca, their father and I  --  drove up to school  in his minivan the night before move-in day.  I wasn't able to get a reservation close to the campus, so we wound up staying at a motel about half an hour away.

The next day we drove  back to the school and into utter chaos.

There isn't much parking available near the dorms, so you have to pull up to the building, empty out your vehicle and then move the vehicle to a distant parking lot.  then you carry everything upstairs to your child's room and try to find a place for all of her "stuff".  You can tell whose child is a girl and who has a boy just by the amount of "stuff" piled up on the lawn outside the dorm.

Some 8  months later you reverse the process.

When we moved her into her dorm this year, we felt like old pro's.  So moving her out of the dorm shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Next year, alas, we don't get to torture ourselves at Jen's school.  She's moving off campus. Five students will be renting a house in a town about 15 minutes away from the campus.  The house has a large driveway, so when we help her move in we won't feel rushed or hassled.

Not that we escape entirely.  Becca's dorm is in Manhattan.  No parking whatsoever.  Can you imagine the mad dash we'll have to accomplish when we move her into her dorm?

Here are a few pictures I took of Jen's freshman room:

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