I had visions of MS' moving in to be comparable to when OS moved in his dorm at the much smaller university: drive up to the dorm, park on the side of the road, and unload. HA! The line just to get anywhere near the dorm was outrageously long. MS got there around 2:30 (they could check in from 1:00-4:00), and I went back up around 5:30. There were still a lot of people moving in, but honestly, I was pretty impressed with how organized campus security was. There was still a line, but it was moving, and once you got up to the dorm, you were directed to either the side of the road or a parking space. I ended up getting a parking space right in front of the dorm! I told the security guy that I could kiss him. Of course that didn't embarrass MS one bit, and he didn't tell me "no" at all.
So, up we went to the 10th floor. Thank God for Elisha Otis! MS and his roomie said that they discovered a way to get into the elevator when they were moving in: take the stairs to the 2nd floor, catch the elevator on the way down to the 1st floor, and you have plenty of room! Geniuses, aren't they?
I went up to their room, (which, by the way, is much smaller than the picture on the website made it look, but it's still a decent size as far as dorms go!) got out MS' "make friends" brownies, and met his suite-mate's parents. Picture this: MS' room- nothing unpacked, boxes everywhere. Suitemate's room- everything in it's place, dad putting a curtain (yes, a curtain) on a curtain rod, and mom getting ready to put contact paper on the shelves. I wonder how awful they thought we were that we didn't come with the boys to move in! I think roomie's dad may have helped him, though, but he sure didn't stick around to unpack and hang curtains! I forgot my camera in the car, so I don't have an actual picture of MS' room. This completely devastated MS who may have let a "Good" slip out. So, MS seems happy; he starts classes on Wednesday.
The day started out extremely early: the band had a car wash/rummage sale and YS & I had to be there at 7:00. That is entirely way too early for a Saturday. I somehow got stuck with the car wash part, which meant being in the sun until after noon. The kids seemed to have a good time. We always have one or two who
He had a few cars stop and just give him a donation. Whatever works! We have a great group of kids who are also hard workers and have a good time together. And, we get to do this all over again in a few weeks!
I'm still trying to get back into the swing of my school schedule. Last week was my first week to see the kids. It's been a couple of weeks of probing to see exactly where they all are in terms of their speech/language development, and trying to make plans on what they need to work on. And then hopefully I'll have some time to catch up on what everybody in the blogging world is doing!