The girls did arrive late Friday – long but thankfully uneventful trip. Saturday we went to Brewer and Bangor to do the last of the shopping, which grew into hundreds of dollars worth of “necessary” stuff. Saturday night, Mom and B came over, and brother C, we had a nice picnic supper on the deck. I think it was good for everyone to see B in a low-key setting before she set off on her “new” life.
Sunday dawned way too early – we were on the road a little after 6, got to the dorm right at 7. Room is on the 7th floor, no elevators. We were not looking forward to that, with 2 cars full of stuff! But it turns out the way it is set up , each floor is in a different wing, and so seven is really three. We got her stuff moved in in record time, and niece C had fun putting the room together with all the new things for her sister.
A and I left around 8:30 to leave them alone to settle in (and told Brother C to stay as long as B wanted him there, which turned out to be for the whole morning – very cool!) we headed to the bookstore, which was closed, so we ran a few errands and came back to get a t-shirt for me and a sweatshirt for niece C who had come to Maine without a jacket or sweatshirt! Guess it is still summer in CT. 🙂
On the way home, we stopped at sister-in-law L’s to leave flowers and a treat to celebrate her last day of work, then we came home and chilled out, waiting for the girls to get home. I wasn’t sure how their mom would be, but she handled it like a trooper! Even went with me and niece C to the Blue Hill Fair in the evening! We had fun – rode on the rides, ate a little food, saw some cows. Very low-key trip, good for distracting mothers who just dropped their oldest child off at college. 🙂
The girls headed home this morning, and then A’s sister and brother-in-law M stopped by for a few minutes, and for M to see the kittens – hard to believe he hadn’t seen them yet! Zumba played nicely, but Allie did what she has done all weekend – hid carefully so that strangers in the house would not find her. Once they left, things settled down to normal, We did some laundry, I took a long nap on the couch, It is wonderful being host auntie, but it is tiring, too!
No alarm clocks tomorrow, vacation really begins… you know, moving pellets and fun stuff like that.