We’ve had three weeks of crazy, chasing our tail, oh my goodness I’m tired stuff go on.

County fair?


Moving other daughter in Ames?


Iowa Irish Fest?


Iowa State Fair?


There’s one last check off to do: move in our daughter to Iowa City.

This has been a long time coming, and she’s scared to death right now. Heck, we are more than a little nervous ourselves. This is a big page that’s going to be turned in all our lives. Our daughter, this is the beginning of a new chapter in her life. High school sucked for many reasons, and her hope is that the college experience moves her forward.

For us, it’s the first time in 20 years we’ve had us to, well, us. No diapers, no homework, no drama, no music contests, no ball games, no swim meets, all of it is gone.

So here’s the million dollar question:


School will dominate our lives as it usually does, but what else? Movies? Netflix? Theater? The weed patch of a garden? Chickens? Heifers? (Nope, they are going back their farmer!! Woot!)

All questions I simply cannot answer.

So, tomorrow, as you are doing what you do, say a little prayer, send a little positive vibe whatever you do. The emotions will be flowing tomorrow and we’ll need every one of those slivers of goodness.