Thursday, August 17, 2006
College Life Has Started
We dropped off S1 at school yesterday. Left at 5:45 am and started unloading about 9 or so. Husband left by 10:30 so that he could get to work and I left by 1. The room was pretty together by the time we left and son and I finished buying his books. (I told him to take advantage of mom and her credit card. He did not argue.)
Somehow this child lucked? (time will tell) into a dorm of seemingly upper classmen. There is a quiet time that starts at 7:30 each night except Friday and Saturday. He got one of the largest rooms and the roommate seems fine on intial meeting.
I wish that I had taken photos of all of the stuff that people brought. One person brought an armchair. Literally all of the comforts of home. I thought that we had a lot until I realized that S1 was bringing his computer, dvd's, cd's and other electronic stuff that wasn't even around when I was in school. Then there were the books that we had prepurchased during orientation that had to be lugged back. Coffee pot and carpet that we bought at Lowe's as it was cheaper to lug it there than buy it there.
What did we forget? Nothing much. Husband is building shelves for the desk and will take those down next week. Shelves that were not that great were $65.00. We can do better. We will also take his desk chair as he has room so far to put his other desk chair that came with the room. He actually has his own dresser in his dorm as opposed to the one I stayed in for orientation.
The most needed thing for moving in. A Hand Truck. We had one. There were rentals there and a Christian group was renting them for free in the parking lot.