Yesterday, we dropped my son off at school. I had tried not to think about it too much and that helped. When we got to the dorm, the unloading of belongings was done quickly and efficiently. The room was on the top floor and there were no elevators just a ramp. It was bigger than I thought which was a good thing. We had a whole van load of things and was not sure it was all going to fit in that small space. The roommate, my son's best friend, also arrived at the same time and I was amazed that the room was able to accommodate everything. The moms' jobs were to unpack. We put their clothes in the closet and drawers and made their beds. It was special because this was one of our last motherly duties that we could do for them.
You can't go to college without a computer and my son's computer that we ordered back in July is still MIA . We got word last week that Dell was having major problems and it won't be shipped until the end of this month. I was quite concerned about that but what can you do.
We got lost going to the bookstore. I told my husband to get directions and we ended up parking
2 miles away and then walked up a huge hill in the heat to the store. Later found out that we should have gone right not left and it was only down the street about 1/2 mile from the dorm.
We had ordered all the books online a month ago. It was a fiasco then because the website wouldn't accept the 3 gift cards my son had gotten as graduation gifts. He ended up having to call the order in. When we went to pick up the books, they either lost the order or had not processed it yet. They couldn't tell us which and he has to go back and check another day. I was not happy about the glitch. We wanted to get the used books and now that may not be possible, also all the gift cards are back at home.
We dropped my son off at the dorm and said a somewhat emotional goodbye. Even my husband choked up and he is one that usually doesn't shed a tear. Now that I am back home, the house does feel empty and I know that unlike the other times Nick has been gone, this time is different.