Greetings, my fellow port swillers!
Well, the big nooz around Port Swiller Manor this week is that the Eldest Gel is coming home tomorrow for the first time since we dropped her off at college almost six weeks ago. (It’s end of quarter reading days, which she’s been planning to make an extended at-home weekend from the very beginning.)
It will be fascinating to see what effect a month and a half of having been booted out of the nest will have had on her. Certainly I’ve noticed a change in her tone over the phone, especially since she got some pretty good grades on her first essays in English and history. More mature, more task-oriented. Also, she seems to want to go and visit with all the adults round here who helped her make the transition, and is insistent that we have Family Dinners during her stay (something she always hated while in previous residence here).
Yep, I think teh Gel is growing up. And while it worried ol’ Robbo somewhat early on, at least now I’m satisfied that we won’t have any trouble about her going back to school come Sunday.
(Incidentally, ol’ Robbo was never all that happy about the idea of the Gel driving three hours each way through the Virginny countryside all by herself. As it turns out, however, she discovered a classmate the other day who lives the next town over and who was looking to bum a ride home. So it’s all good.)