Monday, August 16, 2010

The Great Senior Moving Day Adventure

I mentioned in my most recent post that I liked to be needed sometimes. Well, I’m pleased to report that, this weekend, as we moved The Practical One back onto campus, I was definitely needed.

Oh yes, I was needed.
Down the steps of the rented house.
Across the town.
Out of the car.
Down the hill.
Up the stairs.
And into the new room.
4,728 times.
I counted.

On Friday the 13th.
With a heat index of 296 degrees.
And a broken air conditioner.
(Residence Life gets an A+ for quick repair, though.)

All in all, it was a fun few days. I don’t think I’ve mentioned that my niece attends the same university and is the best friend in the world to The Practical One. They share a suite and, basically, a life.

 This makes it easy to ride tandem with my sister on all things collegiate. She and I spent an extra night in Macon to make sure that all was settled ...and do a wee bit of shopping the next day…

We sent Super Dad home looking a bit like a Clampett in a pick up overstuffed with the summer furniture.

It took a day and a half to complete the move in. I had planned to take the shiny red Kodak on an idea tour, but I was too needed to do much of that. I did snap just a few shots of things that I liked from the Senior Move-In Adventure.

I like…
The way they roll their t-shirts instead of layering them.

At Mercer (probably like most universities) they apparently give a t-shirt souvenir for every event, large or small. Rolling the shirts allows them to access the one that they want without toppling an entire pile. Like it.

I like...
Bed skirts.

Unfortunately, The Practical One doesn’t like them. She’s an outie like her dad. My niece, however, is an innie like me and likes her stuff secured out of sight. My sister made this great bed skirt for her.

The floral fabric separates two panels. This allows her to access under the bed storage without lifting the entire heavy skirt. It matches her valances.

I like…
This lightweight photo board.

It belongs to a friend who allowed the intrusion of a shiny red Kodak. She made it from lightweight corkboard panels covered in fabric. I wish that I had gotten a better picture. Like it.

 And that’s all I have.
I never even got a picture of the finished room.
It was entirely too hectic
 as we tried to navigate in the frenzy
 created by
one yakking blogger,
one silent super dad,
one organized sister,
   two excited daughters,
a bevy of chatty girlfriends,
and one helpful young man
apparently auditioning for the role of boyfriend
 to one of them.

Just another day in college paradise. And next week, I get to do it all over again.
Isn’t it great to be needed?


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I remember those days, they are hectic, but oh how fun. Sounds like the normal college move in day. Hugs, Marty

Manda said...

Feels good to be needed sometimes, huh?
I LOVE the skirt on the bed... nice!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Well I love it all! I would say you got your dose of being needed for a while, huh?

Sharon said...

What fun!!
Has daughter #2 moved in with her bear-hunting roomie yet?
I love the bedskirt too - I would be tempted to sleep in there - reminds me of when I was a little girl and put blankets all over the dining room table and chairs to make a "tent" - so cozy!
The rolled T-shirts are good - wrinkled?!?!
As far as the young man...Watch out! You've got a bunch of "blog moms" now - and we're ALL looking out for the girls!!


p.s. I fixed the link problem on my post...thank you!

Sharon said...

Hey Debbie -
A little P.S. (No...not PMS...those days are gone!)

I wrote a devotional about my "rainbow" on the street sign story.
If you'd like to read it, here's the link:

Thinking of you...and your simple husband...WAIT, that didn't sound right!! Your simple "pleasure" husband!! HA!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh, what fun! Love the bedskirt your sister made. I bet y'all had so much fun - okay not the stairs part, but the rest of it sounds exciting. I miss all the cute shirts from college!

Renée said...

Great to hear from my favorite Mercer Mom! I knew you were busy with your co-ed and I'm so glad you had a good time with sis and niece too. I well remember what exhausting work that is and in horrific heat too. Please put your feel up, rest up and get ready to do it again way too soon. Love the rolled up t-shirts. I always iron and hang mine...old school!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Sigh, not sure if it's blogger or me but I can't see the photos...sigh.

funny how they need us the most when there's work to be done :))


Linda W said...

I can definitely relate! One year I decided The Way to move both girls into their respective dorms was to rent a small U-Haul truck (the kind one drives). Hubby thought I'd lost my mind UNTIL so many dads we met on moving day complimented my husband on his "good thinking". Uh

Know you have Daughter #1 settled in and you're ready to do it all again. Believe it or not, these moving days provide some warm and fuzzy memories later.

Gayle said...

If I'm ever in a funk (and I'm dangerously close) your blog is the place to be. You always make me laugh, and that's not easy to do. Trust me. I've written humor in my day. Ain't easy, but you're GOOD!

Clampett! LOL!!

A very blessed lady! said...

Can I please borrow you in about 12 years...that turned out AMAZING!! Love the bedskirt, great idea! Can't wait to see the next room!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank you for stopping by! Sounds like you had a tiring and fun weekend. It is 180 degrees here in Florida also and I helped someone move too, 3rd floor apt to 3rd floor apt. I was thinking screw safety by the time I was done!! LOL


Amy Kinser said...

How much fun it sounds like you had being needed. I think moms always want to feel that their kids need them. It makes me sad to think of the day when I want be needed as much.

I love the rolled up t-shirts, by the way.

Hey, do you get my email responses from when you leave comments for me? Just curious...

CAL said...

Ahhhh the memories,yes indeed I remember those days. Funny how the years go by and yet some things never change.

What a great idea - the bedskirt looks awesome. Bet you could sell that accessory!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my - I remember those days. Why are they always on the upper floors? And do you think they were ready on moving day? Whew,glad they are over. sandie


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