|Balthazar, snoozing through several deadly thunderstorms.|
About a week ago, I asked some friends what, apart from quarters for doing laundry and condoms, I should make sure Balthazar The Kid took with him when he moved up to college. They helpfully answered:
- Lube! Bleach! Cookies!
- a snuggie
- bug spray and blankets!
- a taser
- Flint, Steel, a Good Knife, pair of good boots, canteen and a water filter
- pepper spray
Last Thursday and Friday were spent picking up the items I did deem necessary (stuff for his dorm room, some clothes and shoes, refilling his asthma meds, etc.). Then Friday night, Balthy did about five loads of laundry and, with the help of my sister, Star (not her real name, obviously), and myself, folded and packed it all. The three of us got to bed around 2:30am.
|Star and Balthy, figuring out where to get started with unpacking.|
|The view from Balthy's dorm room.|
|"...let us say goodnight till it be morrow..."|
...be sure to tune in tomorrow for Part II, in which, to quote Spandau Ballet, "...to cut a long story short, I [lose] my mind."