So we're truly empty nesters now. We helped my younger daughter move out of our home and into her new apartment on May 1st. And again on May 2nd. Huh? Two days in a row? Yes, two days in a row. Because when we tried to rent a truck for May 1st, there was nothing available. Nothing. "Good luck with that" we were told. Followed by chuckling. We'd forgotten that we have a university and two colleges locally, and that all those students would be doing what my daughter was doing...moving out of dorms and apartments, and moving back home or into other apartments. Which meant that every truck was booked solid that weekend. Every single one.
Since plan A didn't work, we went onto plan B: drive to Ottawa the morning of May 1st in our car, move my daughter out of her dorm room (she had to be out by noon) and into her new apartment. The next morning we picked up the small truck we had rented (any truck you wanted was available on Monday), brought it home, loaded up my daughter's furniture and a whole bunch of other things and drove back to Ottawa for round two.
Two days of loading and traveling and unloading and traveling. Sheesh... By the time we got home Monday night, we were dead tired. But we'd do it all over again if need be. My daughter is happily settled into her first apartment with her roommates and I couldn't be happier for her. This is such an exciting time in her life.
And there was another bonus to these trips, which I'll share about tomorrow...