Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day

Not only does Katie turn 19 tomorrow, but she is moving into her first apartment! Yeah for her!!! I am both proud and worried about her for this big step. It isn't easy, but it is necessary.

As I've tried to share here, things at home have not gone well. It is at worst a battle zone, at best a DMZ. Most of the time Diane just avoids Katie completely, spending her free time up in our room.

Katie is nervous, to say the least. But this is an important and necessary step. I'm hoping it gives her the incentive that she has lacked, to get a job, to get her driver's license, to get her school loans completed. We had a bit of a talk last night - and even though she is good at bringing up the line "I'm an adult" - as of tomorrow she will HAVE to start acting like one.

I'd have preferred an apartment closer to home, or even better a college dorm, but that isn't to be. This opportunity came up, was extremely reasonable (which a lot of others weren't) and she took it.

So tomorrow will be spent packing, moving, unpacking, and then taking her out for her birthday dinner!

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