Friday, August 31, 2007

Moving and Storage

It is the day of Kid1’s departure for year 2 at the University of Hartford. She was ready for this day since May 13, the end of Year1 for Kid1. She really enjoyed her time there and could not wait to get back. In fact, this weekend she will be part of ‘Howie’s Helpers’ (named for the school mascot), helping primarily freshman move in…STN2 stands for the Student Television Network, and working on the TV station is her favorite activity.
There was talk of taking two vehicles, for the five of us and her stuff. As you can see, it was a bit of a fit, but everybody and everything did. This is the best testimonial to the benefits of driving a 15 MPG behemoth, even if it works perfectly only one time a year…About an easy hour away from us is the university.





Her building was built in that prevalent late ‘60s ugly dorm style. She is on the fourth floor, no elevator so I just did the best I could to help, barking orders, etc. The movers were all carrying out orders (and a refrigerator and microwave as well). At least I know what her 16x9 room looks like.
Check out our intrepid moving crew Patti, Gooma & Kid2 (not Moe, Larry & Curly). We are happy that she is back ‘home’, for three more school years anyway.







We drowned our sorrows (not) at the Olympia Diner, a fixture on the Berlin Turnpike. I will say they make the best corn beef hash I’ve had. A great place for these hungry diners: Hash & eggs, meatloaf, hamburger club. This was a rewarding day, really. We await Kid2’s move next year…

9 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

feels good and bad all at once doesn't it??

smiles, bee

AndreAnna said...

Oh, good luck and best wishes!!

I am so scared I'll blink and Charlotte will be in college.

Linda said...

Hope that Kid1 has a fantastic 2nd year full of lots of terrific memory-making activities!

Nothing like drowning one's self in good corned beef hash to feel better, I think that's an excellent remedy to the "my kid's gone back to college for another year" blues!

Lynn said...

I feel like I participated in helping Kid 1 move into her dorm for year 2. Sounds like you did a good job 'barking orders' to the movers. That looks like one small room that she has there.

Joan said...

So close and yet so far. I cant imagine what it must be like to help your child go off to college for another year. Good thing you stopped at the diner and had some great comfort food to help you get through the trauma.

Mimi Lenox said...

A bittersweet day indeed.

You have been tagged at the Palace.

Rhea said...

Thanks for the play by play. Hard to see kids grow up.

Mimi Lenox said...

Ralph - Send Patti out for a manicure and pedicure. And tell her to stop writing about her toenails.

Sigh.

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