We just got word that the college is opening up in August. I am not sure this is a good idea but we are trying to keep positive. Truman can not do in person orientation yet, so the college did an online orientation. Firedrake is signed up for her classes and was horrified to learn that she has to take trig. We decided to put that off this semester as I have a feeling that classes will be cut short and she really struggled with her Calculus class online last semester.
|She finally heard back from her room mate and they are just starting to communicate who is bringing what. We are only six short weeks away so we really need to start putting together what she is taking with her and what we need to buy.|
|Both kids helped lay mulch down in the yard and do general gardening stuff.|
|the other side of the sign|
|Mom's puppy Jack kept us entertained with all his puppy antics.|
In the evenings we went through all of my Dad's Military boxes and tried our best to sort through them and put them in order and into an album. It was both sad and fun to see all the performance evaluations, certificates and awards my Dad had. This was a project he was working on before he passed last year.
|I think we went through about three boxes full of stuff. My MOM found a great Navy album that we are putting things into. We didn't have time to go through the photos, just his military file and awards.|
|My dad in 1961-2 joined the army reserves and was training to be a cook but after only six months he left to join the navy.|
|His Navy picture. He was tested in the Navy and was told no way was he going to train to be a ship's cook, he was too bright. He entered the field of cytological technician.|
|Found this citation for his service at the Golf of Tonkin. Something he never talked about with me.|
|Found some pictures from his promotion to Chief Petty Officer. He worked his way up to Master Chief before he retired.|
|This was the first time I was able to see the completed garden. It looks great and is completely planted with Native plants for the PA area and also encourages pollinators.|
|In another little area of the rest stop some girl scouts created a fairy garden. It was cute|
|We spent lots of time together and enjoying each others company|
|Our last picture together before we began the journey home.|
|Mom loaded up my car with some plants to add to my garden. I need to get them planted in the garden asap. I hope they do well but I do not have a great track record|