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Gabby’s all moved in, and I’m all tired out.

Today’s post will be a short post because I’m just getting home after what has been a long and emotional day. As I’ve already blogged about, my daughter, Gabby, is starting at North Dakota State University and today was move-in day. In preparation for an early move-in this morning, we traveled to Fargo yesterday and, along with what seemed like half the population of North Dakota, arrived at the university just after 8:00.

Despite all the chaos of everyone trying to figure out where to go and how to get there, the move was incredibly smooth. I was impressed that student volunteers were on-hand to help confused people like us get stuff to where it needed to go. Of course there were last minute things she absolutely needed and so again, along with what seemed to be half the population of North Dakota, we swarmed the near-by stores trying to find everything. I kind of want to apologize to the good people of Fargo, with everyone totally confused and frantically running around, they must really hate the chaos of move-in day.

And so now I’m back home, just starting to notice that the house is a little quieter and a lot emptier. I hope she’s having fun settling in, meeting new people, and beginning her own journey. I know this was a very exciting time of academic and personal growth in my own life, and I hope it will be so for her. Good luck, Gabby, I’ll miss you, but am very proud of all you have done and am excited to see all you have yet to do.

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