Just dropped the third and final daughter off at college in Milwaukee.
Had a very good drive out and back, the floodwaters in Indiana and
Illinois have receeded enough to allow smooth traffic all the way, but
as usuall I digress. All three daughters have left the house, the oldest
in June for the West Coast (she'll be back in December for only six months
to finish her Bachelor's and then back to California as they have offered
her the job of her dreams) and the twins have each been delivered to
to their first year of college....one 250 miles away and the other 700
miles away. So now I find my wife and I are most confused. There are
no deadlines, no house full of the daughter's freinds, no noise, only
my work schedule to deal with. An annual Ballon Festival is taking place
only 60 miles away and we can go on any of the three days of the Festival.
We are more accustomed to wondering if we can squeeze a couple of houre
out of the entire weekend for such an adventure. Having all three leave
the nest within 12 weeks of each other is proving to be quite a culture shock.
I can only imagine the emotions parents of quintuplets etc. go through
when their entire brood is ready to jump ship at the same time. The quiet
Meanwhile...who is this woman...must be my wife....but she's changed I think.
Hello woman, I'm Cranky...where've you been for the last 18 years?