Monday, August 18, 2014
Smooshed and Busy Monday Update
It was a pretty easy move. We drove the 5 hours to Ball State on Wednesday, checked into the hotel and then went exploring the campus. It's massive and beautiful. I'm so glad that we found his dorm the night before and where to park. It really is the size of a small city there.
We are hoping to scrape together some money and go back for a visit. And since Anna and my SIL are only 3 hours away, we are thinking about making it a mini family get together.
I have to say that Ball state was super organized with police officers directing people to places to offload and students helping carry stuff to the dorm rooms when we moved him on Thursday. I appreciate organization.
And his roommate loves to play Magic the Gathering. I think DJ is in Heaven.
We decided to take him out for one last meal and then drop him off at his dorm after lunch. I did pretty well when we dropped him off and he even said he loved me FIRST! Donna, my MIL, cried pretty good. We were in traffic and had to drop him off fast which was probably for the best. He slid open the van and jumped out and called back to us, "FREEDOM FINALLY!" And he's still an ass.
I'm not sure how I feel about it. I love them but they were real shits at times. But I will say the house feels empty and not quite as alive. I'm glad that they turned out and both are at college. I half expected them to spent some time in jail not college. I mean Den and I were in charge of them. I told Anna that and she promised that jail time is still on her to do list.
I even said to my inlaws that I was shocked as hell that they both have seemed to turn out. I don't think it was a wise decision to trust Den and I with other human beings and their upbringing. I still don't trust Den with the checkbook.
I guess this is a new chapter for us. We get to write anything that we want into our new lives with just the two of us. Horror or comedy? We shall see.
And I got a $3 check from Pinecone. It's not enough to pay for college but it helps a bit with Christmas.
So I have...................
$100.49 Google(blog writing)
$102 Pinecone research
$25 Amazon gift code that I won from Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving!!!!!
Total $406.58 for our 2014 Christmas!
And I think that you are about caught up on my life. Are you tired cuz I am?
Looking for a new normal,