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August 18th, 2015 at 03:59 pm

I'm back from taking my daughter to college. It was emotional. I was more sad initially, then it was her turn. She did turn a corner though and seemed pretty good when I left. She made the marching band!!! She is now super busy the next several days with that, which makes it hard to figure out getting her computer and phone set up on the University's WiFi. She thought she was connected last night then said it didn't seem so this morning.

She already has a bit of homework. Needs to find time to practice for her concert band audition next Tuesday. Luckily she did practice nearly everyday this summer. She is busy, which is probably better than being bored. Smile

I know I spent nearly $100 at the bookstore for new t shirts and sweatshirts for our family. The books she rented were $190. I guess one was purchased, since it was available for rent. There may be cheaper options in the future, but this time we just went with the local bookstore. Luckily I checked the receipt before we left. Originally it said books needed to be returned Oct 23...before the semester is over. It was a cashier error. Now they are all due back December 18. We would have been charged the difference and then would have owned those books! Glad it happened as it was a good lesson for my daughter to witness. Smile

I know I probably spent another $300-350 once we were in town on dorm needs. It sure adds up! Hopefully, many of these things can be used over and over in the coming years. I know I still had dorm items when my girls were younger! I maybe still do. Smile

I need to get back on track with bill paying. There was a payday since I was out of town. I have many emails from credit cards about statements being available. My goal for today is to get that completed.

There's more to write about, but for now I need to keep getting the important things done!

6 Responses to “Quick Entry”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh man. I can't imagine. AA starts kindergarten in a little over a week and that is freaking me out big time!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    What a time! I sent two boys to college, but it was right in our hometown, so somewhat different. I'm sure DD with adjust quickly and love her new independence!

  3. snafu Says:

    I'm still bumping into 'empty nest' syndrome since both DSs graduated and launched careers. I was repeatedly surprised by how much DSs had absorbed about life's lessons, time and money management since evidence suggested it all flew over their head. Wonderful DD zoomed through audition and has been accepted into marching band. Hope WiFi issues get ironed out as connectivity is so important. Looking back, I think this milestone was much harder on dad who worried in silence while I started endless sentences with "I wonder....

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Fun and exciting times! Hope she continues to settle in quickly! Smile

  5. Lal Says:

    Congratulations and good luck. What an accomplishment sending a kiddo to school

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's good she is finding herself so busy already!

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