Tuesday, August 20, 2019

* Where Has the Time Gone? *

Gosh, I can't believe I haven't posted anything or commented on anyone's blogs since August 3rd!

Most of what took up a lot of time was looking online, trying to help Mark find an apartment in New Orleans that was in a safe neighborhood, fairly close to Tulane....and here's the kicker...affordable! 

I've never searched for a place to live without actually seeing the area, nor has Mark. He's been in our area all his life (which is why I'm SO sad to see him move away. And yeah, yeah, I know it's a wonderful opportunity, etc. and that he's certainly an adult...but a mom can still cry, can't she??)

Between him searching online, along with Ron and me (and thanks to a professor friend he already has down there) we found what looks like a great place! His prof friend told him which areas to stay out of and which were better. I hope the complex is everything it looks like in the photos! He's getting a tiny, studio apartment which is fine with him. I think he's most excited about having a washer/dryer in his own unit! It's a stackable, otherwise a side-by-side would take up half the apartment! Ha!

He's leaving this Thursday and a friend is going along to help drive and keep him company, which I am SO happy about. Not sure how the friend is coming back here...

Yesterday, Ron and I (and Charlie) drove to his current apartment to say our Goodbyes. I thought it would be less emotional than watching him drive away...which may or may not be true, because I cried my eyes out, and have been off and on for days. 😢 

I'm at work, so I better get back to...work!


12 comments:

  1. Oh those tears you are shedding, I can imagine how emotional a time this is for you. It does sound like a great situation for your son and in New Orleans, wow.

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    1. Thank you, Terra! You would think that since Mark is almost 32 years old, I wouldn't be such a wreck!! But it doesn't matter how old they get, does it??

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  2. It is okay for mamas to hold on tight. I nearly cried when I spent my last day with Liam before he went to Kindergarten. By the way stop by and see his latest. Mark will either love or hate the weather. teaching will be a breeze. It's the humidity. tell him to drive through The Garden District. Now you have a reason to travel.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I certainly hope teaching will be a breeze. And yes, I'll be anxious to hear what he says about the weather. He loves winter AND snow! And he knows he won't get any of that there. We looked at the Garden District for apartments. Very nice area...and a bit pricey! I heard that's where John Goodman lives :)

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  3. Of course you cried. While being excited and happy for him. I suspect every mother would do/has done exactly the same thing.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! Yes, we never stop being a mom, do we?

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  4. Hard times for a Momma but take heart, inside of a month it will the norm.

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    1. Thank you, OSC! It's wonderful being friends with women who have lived through the same kinds of situations and understand and support each other!

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  5. It is always difficult to leave them go, but they grow up and off they go. I remember when my last daughter left home, we helped her and her husband move to their apartment, 3 hours away. All the way home I cried, my husband trying to console me, said, "You still have me." He tells everyone I cried even harder when he said that....

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    1. Gigi Ann, Thank you for sharing your daughter and son-in-law story! Are they still in the same area? I laughed out loud at what your husband said!! :)

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  6. So wonderful that your son is doing so well. I can relate so much to your tears over his leaving. My daughter moved to Florida at the beginning of the month. My tears still well up when I focus on how much I miss her. Thank God for the internet and the phone though. We have daily contact and exchange of pictures.

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    1. Oh Myrna, I certainly understand about missing your daughter! I'm surprised she moved at all...and then far away. We'll have to talk on the phone soon, ok?

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