I've spent several days of each of the past two weeks attending freshman orientation. As you know, my boys will be leaving me soon and my nest will be empty. I am beyond distraught. I know they will be fine, I'm just not sure how well I'm going to cope. Sniffle.
David will be attending the University of Georgia. He is planning to study computer science and is excited to start! His orientation was last week and while we almost melted, it was a fun couple of days and he was able to meet his new roommate for the first time.
We enjoyed a meal at the new dining hall near his dorm and the food selection, taste and quality were as impressive as the views.
He was pleased to discover the milk shake bar where you can get any custom milk shake made to order. Yum!
Then we visited his dorm room and took all of the necessary measurements so I can custom make curtains for the closets, etc. As wonderful as the food and cafeteria is, the dorm is just slightly better than a prison cell. (I wish I was kidding.) I am so glad he's not as distraught about his living conditions as I am!
This week I did a repeat performance at Virginia Tech with Danny. The weather was beautiful and the temperature was warm but far cooler than at UGA.
We learned really fast that we are going to need to send LOTS of quarters with Danny. They require quarters for parking and for laundry! (Laundry is included at no extra charge at UGA and Berry thankfully!)
We were able to visit Danny's room and take all of the measurements, etc. It was exciting to see that he will be in a suite style dorm (I'm sure he's so disappointed that all of the least expensive dorms were filled by the time his room selection time slot was available! LOL) He hasn't met his roommate yet because he is an international student and won't arrive for another couple of weeks.
While NOT fancy, it's a bit better than the prison grade dorms at UGA. This is his suite room that he shares with four other rooms (total 10 boys). They also have five sinks, two large coat closets, and two showers and bathrooms to share among them.
Here is my sweet boy standing below is dorm room. He's on the second floor! I'm so excited that we have one on the first floor, one on the second, and one on the third to move in and out this year. And two of those dorms have elevators! Woohoo.
The Virginia Tech campus is beautiful, and I sat here while I waited for Danny to register. I'm certain he's going to love going to school here. I do wish it was a little closer to home though.
These boys are so ready to go to college. And I'm sure they are going to love it as much as their sister does, but I'm going to miss having all of them at home with me. What will I do with all of the time that I won't be doing their laundry?
I would appreciate any encouragement you have to offer,