This weekend these two moved back home…Keri for the summer…Taylor for good. Yes, I am the very proud mother of a college graduate! Taylor completed his degree in electrical computer engineering, with honors! Can you tell my chest is puffing up with pride? Now that he’s home, I just hope I can break those college hygiene habits and re-introduce him to a razor!
A few months ago I wrote a post about the Pros & Cons of Solitude, a look at the early stages of empty-nest-syndrome. Everything I wrote about loneliness? Fuhgiddaboutit! These two have totally and completely reclaimed the house. Craziness and chaos has followed them home! Here’s a little peek into what it looks like when someone returns home after a 4 year absence.
This is just a view of Taylor’s bed! The piles have also overtaken the floor in his room, his desk and the hallway. Not to mention the filled-to-the-brim storage unit he is borrowing from his dad! We have 2 full size refrigerators, 2 sofas, a gas grill, a lawn mower, a bar and ping-pong table (which Taylor built), a lofted bed unit, as well as tools, more computer equipment than you can imagine and general “stuff”. This kid isn’t exactly a pack rat, but he does have a creative and inventive mind. To utilize his talents requires “stuff”.
Tay spent most of the afternoon trying to dig through the pile on his bed. Despite his valiant efforts, I think he will be sleeping on an air mattress tonight.
This little chickie also moved back home this weekend. While Taylor had 4 years of accumulated belongings, 3 of which were in a house where he had room to expand, Keri only had to return with what a small dorm room would hold. You would think her’s would be the lesser lot. Think again! Behold the madness that is her room.
Keri has an additional study room that adjoins her bedroom. The piles have even spilled over into it.
These pictures are only a small glimpse of the clutter. And for a highly anal, gotta-have-order, person like me….let’s just say I have overworked my talk-myself-through-the-panic-state skills. Hopefully, we will find a place for all this because I live by the everything-in-its-place motto. But if we don’t, you won’t really hear me complaining because it is so good to have them home!