“Holy cow. You’ve got to be kidding me,” I thought to myself as I found myself trying to navigate the tiny aisles in Bed, Bath and Beyond on Saturday morning in Tuscaloosa. The check out line snaked around the store and I would soon be standing in it.So the typical move in day goes for the parent of a college student.
Jill returned a couple weeks ago to college for pre-Rush planning but her apartment lease did not begin until this past Friday. Hence, Andrew’s and my quick trip to Tuscaloosa this weekend.
Since Jill was still in the middle of Rush, the moving and unpacking duties befell her poor parents. (I think we briefly saw her twice this weekend.)
The actual move-in on Friday was a bit of a sh*# show with four hundred other students and their families all attempting to move into a building with only three elevators. But patience prevailed and we finally got Jill moved in.
The next day was the unpacking and organizational day. Hence, I sent Andrew off to watch golf somewhere and grab a beer while I shopped and unpacked. The last thing I needed was Andrew’s half-hearted attempts to “help,” though I did enlist his brawn hanging Jill’s tv on her wall.
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Although overall I did a pretty darn good job getting Jill unpacked and organized in her new digs, I did blow it a bit in packing up her closet. She clearly told me which sections of her closet clothes she wanted me to bring up to her. Even though I knew which sections I was supposed to pack, I still managed to screw it up at the last minute. I remember thinking to myself, “Huh. Wonder why Jill wants me to bring her restaurant work shirts up to her at school.”
So off to the Post Office I shall go this morning, box of clothes and credit card in hand. Overnight shipments ain’t cheap!
Kristen “Selling My Kidney to Pay Postage” Marks