Whatnot – 08/03/22

Missouri State

It’s happening. This Saturday The Girl flies back to Missouri to begin her sophomore year in the Musical Theatre program at Missouri State. She has a sweet four-bedroom apartment right across the street and will be sharing it with three of her classmates. They moved in this week so she has been feeling FOMO over not being a part of the move-in but her turn is coming up quickly. She is very excited about having a bathroom and a kitchen!

Tonight, student ministry has a team night so there will be yummy food, games and all sorts of fun for the team. I am really looking forward to getting together before our fall kickoff.

Still reading Irving’s The Last Chairlift. It’s so good. Because it’s so long, I will be reading Verity alongside it just so I can get some books reviewed soon. 

I thought Los Angeles was headed for another mask mandate but  our COVID numbers have gone down so that has been cancelled. However, California declared a state of emergency for Monkeypox now. Can we get through one pandemic without adding another? I know Governors declare a State of Emergency to gain access to federal funding but the numbers really have grown in this state. I am heading back to work on Tuesday but will I be sent back home to work in a month or two? We’ve been here before.

My son is doing well. He finally has some furniture but his couch was not shipped all together so he only has one part of it. The cat is very happy to have a fan now. Washington does not typically have AC so it’s been about 90 in the apartment and Root Beer has been very chatty about having to endure such heat.

Here she is enjoying the car’s AC:

Root Beer the cat enjoying the car's AC.

Now that we are in August I am hoping our temps don’t skyrocket to 110+. So far it’s been very nice. Only 97 or so with some humidity. All the students around here are preparing for Back to School. Most here start on August 9th. I do enjoy seeing all the back to school displays at the store but I won’t lie. It’s nice to not have to be shopping it after all those years doing so.

That’s all I have. I hope you all have a great, rest of the week. Do something fun this weekend. I have a leadership conference to attend on Saturday after dropping the kid off at the airport and then student ministry as usual but maybe I can fit something in after the conference.

6 thoughts on “Whatnot – 08/03/22”

  1. Glad you son and Root Beer are getting settled and that your daughter will be too soon. I’ve always had but never needed a/c until I had been in Florida for quite a few years. Now I couldn’t handle the heat and humidity without one.

  2. This will be my first year ever to not be doing Back to School. So strange and yet it feels ok, too.

  3. I’ll bet your daughter enjoys living off campus with her friends! I’m sure the big plus is having a kitchen. I’m interested in how you like Verity. My daughter and all of her friends seem to have loved it, but I’m not sure if it’s for me… We’re in Santa Rosa and I am thrilled that the temps have been mild (for this area). I don’t think it’s supposed to hit 80 anytime soon. Yay!

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