Emily is off to college tomorrow. As a parting gift, she gets from Dad a painting of the lake to remind her of our wonderful summers together, and a beat-up old book of mine that might help nip this tuition problem in the bud.

I’m very proud of daughter number one, who is already showing a little moxie by signing up to do some days with Habitat for Humanity in the hardscrabble inner city near her grassy campus before classes start.


6 Responses to “Departure”

  1. Carroll Says:

    Exciting times, Rick. And now the rhythms of your household will change a bit to compensate for one empty bed. The tone of morning bathroom squabbles will change; the allocation of phone time (although I guess for today’s younger generation with individual cel phones that’s likely not an issue any more) Here’s to her future — and to the durability of your checking account balance over the next few years!

  2. mrschili Says:

    Good luck, Number One Daughter! Mrs. Chili says, “homework matters more than parties!”

    Good luck, Dad! How are you handling it?

  3. Kizz Says:

    I’m guessing that Emily is pretty responsible so I’ll balance out Chili.

    Hey Em, HAVE FUN! The people you meet are just as important as the classes you take.

  4. Tiel Aisha Ansari Says:

    HfH is good people. Here’s to education!

  5. Rick Says:

    Thanks for your kind wishes and advice, folks.

    Oddly and unexpectedly I am feeling a kind of reverse homesickness.

  6. Todd Says:

    Rick, Alice is leaving tomorrow as well.

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