Thursday, October 27, 2016

Moving Day

Last Sunday was moving day for our Chemist.

We loaded up early and headed for the big city.

We were so grateful that my sister and her husband, and Geologist Ben and his Sweetie were able to meet us there to help.

She has a nice place on the second floor with a tiny balcony.

The steps to her place.

And right next door, a park.

Still need to hang some of her art, but she's got the essentials of life.

After all was unloaded, a hungry crew hit a nearby restaurant on a slow Sunday afternoon. The establishment must not get very many requests for a party of 9. So we had a kids' table. Then Mr. Wonderful, my sister, BIL, and I had another. We were so amazed at how well My Little Guy ordered for himself and generally talked more than usual. Wow. Thanks big kids for helping with the smaller kids so Dad and I could have an adult restaurant meal. :-)

We were so tired by the time we got home. But much was accomplished. Our chemist in the big city.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Blanket Fort

Miss Adventure was pretty proud of the latest blanket fort she built.

She insisted that we take a photo.

Adventure is out there!
(or in here, secure in the fort)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Books and Butterflies

Our local library's logo is an open book with fluttering pages.

It reminds some of a butterfly. Thus, our library's unofficial mascot is the butterfly. So to celebrate is anniversary last month, the library invited patrons to bring paper butterflies to help decorate.

Miss Adventure and I thought that it would be a fun thing to do. I used the pattern they provided, dug out some origami paper, and we made some butterflies.

Miss Adventure was so excited when the library shared this photo of her with our butterflies on their fb page.

Flying high to celebrate our library. :-)

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Dirt People

 Geologist Ben was a part of this team for his university in a soils judging contest. Yep, looking for quality dirt.
  The team went to another university for a week. First, they spent some time in a hole in the ground, getting in some practice.

Spending a day in a hole in the ground makes for a hungry crew.

Their team took first in the overall category, just missing first in the team competition. They missed first by 1point in a contest that had some seven to eight hundred points possible. They also had a team member place second in the individual event, missing out on first by 1 point in a contest that had some four to five hundred points possible. Great job team!

My son, one of the dirt people. :-D

Monday, October 3, 2016

What a Week

While the chemist is launching quickly, there are still several hurdles to leap as quickly as we can. One was accomplished last week - she has a new-to-her vehicle. Yay!

We had put off replacing her car until she had work. Hers still functioned, and should it not, we were close by. We are not so close by now that she's in the big city. We can't run her to work if it doesn't start. We can't rescue her from the side of the road if it just dies.

So this past week we hunted down a vehicle. Purchased on Wednesday. Insured and licensed on Friday. Delivered on Saturday. Whew! Big Item number one accomplished. We feel so much better about her driving now.

Time to tackle Big Item number two.  I went up to see her and deliver her vehicle on Saturday. Then we went apartment hunting. We've found a great apartment so close to work that if something did happen she *could* walk. (Though the big city seems to really dislike sidewalks. There isn't a single sidewalk between what we hope will be her place and her work.) She delivered the application paperwork and deposit checks today. Hopefully, the screening won't take too long and we will know for certain soon. Shouldn't be a problem, but I still worry. Once approved, there is still the wait until the apartment is open. Then the final Big Item, actually moving her in. Whew!

I will rest much easier once she's settled. She's handling the commute, but a mother worries. We will miss her, but we are *so excited* for her. Soon to be independent in the big city. Wow!

Big city or small town -
Kindness Matters!