Going confidently

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Texture by Kim Klassen: Confidence
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Go confidently in the directions of your dreams. ~Thoreau

Well, it’s finally here. Time for Peanut’s Daddy to become College Man! Earlier this year, life took a right turn and offered former Army Guy the opportunity to leave the military and pursue a college degree using his GI Bill. He’s chosen an aviation degree and his dreams took a step towards becoming a reality last Saturday when we loaded up the truck and trailer at 9am and moved him to the college town and into his own house.

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As a non-traditional student, he’s (thankfully) not really college dorm material. So after assessing what the GI Bill would cover, they settled on a little one-bedroom bungalow just off campus. Peanut and her mama (The Investigator) will stay with us where she has a job (with benefits) and Peanut is going to preschool. But they will all see each other on the weekends, in one town or the other.

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And this fits nicely with this week’s Quotography prompt of School.

The Investigator has outfitted him with all the necessary school supplies: pens, notebooks, folders, ramen noodles……Let’s just say, College Man is well-stocked to begin this new direction.

It’s been a while since I’ve been a part of the college move-in experience. But we made short work of the move-in and he was pretty much settled by 3pm.

A couple “before” shots:

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And now, the big makeover reveal:

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In case you caught it, the stove insert does not work, so it’s now an awesome tabletop delivery mechanism for more family photographs.

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The bedroom assembly is a loft bed.IMG_2299

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With not a lot of headroom!

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But has a study desk underneath.

Add the finishing touches and it’s home!
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The quote at the beginning of this post is actually a wall decal The Investigator put above his front door…a daily reminder to step confidently out of the house and go in the direction of his dreams.

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8 thoughts on “Going confidently

  1. what a marvelous motivator Investigator is! In our university town, there are apartments available for married students. I wish him well; as you know, I know first hand that it can be done.

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  2. A BIG CONGRATS to College Man, Lisa!

    Woot! Woot!

    And I gotta tell ya, I’m am loving that little bungalow. It’s so cute! That’s my kind of living. I like things small and compact because it’s easier to take care of.

    The best to him!

    Happy Monday, my friend….X

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