Monday was the day. Most of the students move in on Thursday (tomorrow), but The Divine Miss M decided to join the marching band and there was band camp for a week before school starts.
So we packed up the car with all her stuff (less than Girl Far From Home - remember?) and headed on down the road (about 5 miles).
The dorm building - and the only shot of her.
If you look at the very end of the hall, on the left side you can see half a green door - that's her room.
She needed the occupied sign because most of the rooms are still unoccupied.
Her side of the room - on the very left of the photo you can see her roommate's bed post - there is only about 4 feet between them - it's a very small room.
The tv and dvd player are on top of the wardrobe because her bed is so high. She thought she might move them to the top of the dresser - we will see how that works out.
See the pretty blankets and sheets she picked? This set of sheets is the purple of the bottom pillow case, the other set is the pattern of the top pillow case. Her towels are the same purple. Notice she took the Ga Tech pillow she made in 5th or 6th grade and the pink blanket I knit her years and years ago when her baby blanket (the one Mom knit) quit covering all of her.
Her little fridge - had to get her one because she really needs her cheese and fruit. I looked at 1.7 cu ft fridges but they wouldn't even hold her cheese and fruit. This is a 2.7 and it's really tiny but I didn't want something that one person couldn't carry.
The rug Dena made has moved to several spots in the room. I'm thinking it will continue moving for a while. Surprisingly enough, the entire dorm is carpeted.
This is going to be the ONLY photo ever of a clean wardrobe. It's only this clean because I unpacked everything while she was at her band audition. This photo was taken Monday morning and I'm sure by the time I got home, this was already not so clean . . . it's been two days and I'm betting it's a huge mess.
There is a window at the end of each bed and an A/C unit between the two windows - they can control their own temperature which is much nicer than Hollins.
Her desk is still mostly empty, but the dresser is pretty full. She won't keep clothing folded so drawers don't work for her for clothes. So I used it for other stuff - top drawer is office supplies (notebooks, pens, spiral binders, etc); middle drawer is electronics cables, calculators, game boys, etc (she has a lot more of that stuff than most kids); bottom drawer is full of food - she likes to snack in the evening.