Here is the normally quiet street that the boy child's apartment is on. The double line of cars is all the double parking going on with the move-in. The only way to get a rental truck (so many rental trucks!) unloaded was to double park.
But the moving went amazingly well. BIL and my nephew helped, which was so wonderful. We were done in 2 hours! And that included unloading onto the sidewalk, carrying everything up 5 flights, and setting up and unpacking.
The boy child was very pleased with the results. He had to take pictures to show his friends.
Love his bay window. (That's BIL and nephew.) (Note the vuvuzela in the window.)
Sunday was check-in day for the freshmen, along with picking up their new laptops. After an hour wait for the laptop, boy child had to play.
He went off to take a couple of intro to the laptop classes right away too.
That evening, there was a great welcoming ceremony and concert. It was so great -- the kids get peer advisors to help them through their first year. All the peer advisors were cheering and clapping, there was drumming and it made the kids feel so welcome and inspired.
And the music -- well of course, it was amazing!
The boy child stayed in his apartment for the first time Sunday night. Monday was the start of orientation, including some talks for the parents. We didn't see much of the boy child, but we did get to say goodbye. That was the hardest goodbye I've ever done. But I managed to hold back the tears at least. They came after.
The girl child is home for a couple of days to take care of doctor appointments, so we are easing into the empty nest. It's very strange to have girl child home and boy child gone. But I've already been texting with him so that's good -- he's not going to be totally silent. I hope!
(Picture from the girl child's graduation. Love his hair in this one.)
Sorry, no stitching pics this time around. If you've read this far, I hope you enjoyed it. Time for a new life for my boy child, and for the empty nesters as well.
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. I love being part of this blogging community. For tennis fans, enjoy the US Open -- let's hope it doesn't rain toooo much. I hope everyone has a great week!