It has been busy but actually wonderful around our house. I always feel good after I have accomplished great things even if they involve washing carpets and spring cleaning in September – the results of two kids moving away to University.
Allison left for Briercrest on Sunday. We drove her up with all her belongings and I was sure we would be bringing a good bit of it back, but her dorm room is quite large, with great drawers, closets and shelves and so it all fit in quite nicely.
David and I managed to spend the afternoon in numerous line ups with Allison (met the president of the collage), write a cheque and get her moved into her into her dorm just in time to get back on the highway and hear the last 30 sec of the Riders/Bombers game – how exciting and especially great for us to be 30 min ahead of all that Riders traffic back to Saskatoon.
We spoke with Allison on the phone today as we drove through Regina (coming home from Brandon where Mark was dropped off) and she is quite excited about her new room mate and friend, April – another 17 yr old from Maple Ridge B.C. Allison sounds like she was really having a great time meeting all the girls on her floor – all basketball players! She will have her internet up and running by tonight, she has bought all her text books and started some reading and she is having lots of fun. Not a hint of home sickness after 6 days. 🙂
We arrived home to the weeks work and to help Mark arrange a U-haul, get a hitch for my SUV and get him packed up on Friday. We managed to make it all fit and balanced as per instructions- what a science!!
Here is the caravan ready to head out Friday.
David, Mark and I arrived in Brandon at 9:30 pm. We were unpacked and off to Montana’s for a very late supper(it was nice and quiet there) – we all slept well. His new duplex is beautiful and is a perfect set up for two young men ready to study hard for the next 10 months.
An 8am breakfast at Smitty’s, lots of hugs and we were on the highway AGAIN!!
Not bad for cruising at 110km/hr with a trailer bumping around on the back!
My favorite picture of the trip back – we passed a semi and I took a picture of the wheels. Look closely – can you see my Mazda? Cool eh? …going 110 here! …oh I wasn’t driving though! Try double clicking on this picture.
Since getting home late this afternoon we have moved one bedroom’s worth of furniture into Mark’s empty room and I have washed the carpets in Paul’s old room in preparation for Harold to move into that room – oh to finally have these rooms CLEAN!! I am waiting on another load of sheets and heading to bed!
David flys off to Chicago early tomorrow afternoon – what a crazy week!!
Thanks for letting me share my week with you! It has been fun! But I am getting too old for all this! 🙂
PS – did I mention what a fantastic husband I have? Willing to drive the 6+ hrs both ways, (I wanted to snooze and take pictures)help me with all this furniture moving and cleaning knowing he is flying off to meetings in Chicago in 16 hrs. I love him!