and is getting settled in her new place.
This is the view from her dorm room!
She looks out onto the coulee and is sure to see some interesting wildlife out there.
I lived in residence for two years when I was in university and all I saw out the window was a parking lot. Her view is infinitely better.
The room is tiny, as most dorm rooms are. I'm guessing that her carpet will disappear within two weeks (beneath mounds of clothes and books). I might be wrong about that... we'll see.
After a while, it started to look a little more like home, with some pictures, a couple of plants and the lovely doggy wall-hanging.
And nothing says "home" like a quilt and pillow made by Mum! (Not to mention the jointly-created Leon the Lion from our night in together in March.)
The parting was difficult. We put it off as long as possible, then I realized that the longer I stayed, the worse it was going to be.
Then I got in the truck to come home and almost turned around. I just wanted to take her out for lunch, spend a little more time with her. But I didn't want to have to go through the leaving again, so I kept on driving. And crying.
Alberta just passed a distracted driving law. I wonder if crying-and-driving is illegal?