The Day After

Well, it’s done. Our little clan of Nortons is broken. Our Pepperkat is officially living away from home in another city.

Temporary? Probably. It’s only school, and she’ll definitely be back to visit. But knowing her ambition and drive, if she lives here again it will only be for a short time.

It’s not like she’s on the other side of the moon. Tallahassee is only about 4 hours away, depending on how many speeding tickets you’re willing to risk. And we’ve got cell phones and internets and stuff to keep us close (as I was typing this the phone rang…it was her, wondering where we stuffed her phone charger), but it’s not the same. Le sigh.

Anyway, the trip up there was fine. We were far to the west of Fay, so we didn’t have much rain at all. When we arrived at the dorm, the sun was shining, and it was hotter than hell. Got her all loaded up in the room (much less scary than the one they showed us during orientation), then took her out to supper. We kept finding excuses to hang around (we were still grocery shopping at 8:30), but eventually we got out of there and arrived home after 2:30am. Naturally, Venita had to work this morning… she left the house at 7am. Gah.

So, um, yeah. One kid down. The other kid planning on moving into an apartment this fall.

On the bright side… bleh. I’m too tired, and it’s raining too hard for a bright side. I’ll get back to the silly tomorrow.

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3 Responses to The Day After

  1. Busy Mom says:

    Wow, hard to believe, but exciting, too.

  2. Karan says:

    There there, it will be fine. Now the hard part starts…do NOT call her every single time you think of her.

  3. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Empty nest syndrome soon…? 🙂

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