Sorry- crazy week at work.
Last weekend I took a 6 day weekend, Thur - Tue to take the Angie shopping, get her all beautified and moved down to Philly for school.
Thur - we got the new shellac gel polish, which supposedly doesn't chip for a couple weeks put on her nails. My nails have the fiberglass acrylic on them so chipping really isn't an issue for my talons We also had a great lunch at the Thai restaurant in town. We always have a plan. One of us orders the drunken noodles lunch with soup, the other orders something else (preferably spicy, preferably something we haven't tried before) with the salad. Then we share everything. We decided that next time we would get a couple appy's so we can try a dessert after.
Fri - we both got spa pedicures. Love the foot massage. I actually got really bright pink polish on my tootsies (usually I stick to dark blood red sparkly polishes) We then hit Pier one, Target, and Costco for back to school supplies. The Angie is in an apartment on the fourth floor of the dorm she lived in last year so she needed more stuff- She got a rice cooker/steamer (one thing she had issues with last year was rice - apparently the way the mealplan worked getting just rice at the Chinese place was an issue) She got the Magic Bullet- she's been coveting it for a few years now - knows the infomercial by heart. And of course every kid needs a leopard print broom! Also bathroom cleaning supplies/tp/paper towels. And 5 cases of 36 Poland Springs.
Saturday morning we went down to my father in law's to borrow his truck - and to get the bike he bought for $10 and refurbished for her to bring to school. He figured that way if something happened, it wouldn't be as big a deal. She then got her hair trimmed and blown out - and we finished her shopping at the mall and grocery store. Sat night she went out for one last nite with her high school friends.
Sunday I had to go in to work for a meeting, blech, and she finished packing and getting stuff into the truck and her dad's car. SHe also spent time online finding deals and ordering books for the semester. She has at this point sold most of her books from last year and several of her friends books (as well as some books people left behind during move out last year)
Monday morning we left the house around 6am. We did really well - missing the worst of the 80/287 traffic and got to route 1 early enough that we didn't really have traffic through there as well. (on route 18 I saw a Braun's truck coming the other way - yes I have issues - and it was C!!) We stopped for an extended hour long breakfast at Panera's off 95 in PA because we were running early and she couldn't check in until 10am. (but if we left a half hour later we would have had a problem being on time due to traffic buildup) It was a fun breakfast as she told us a bunch of dorm life stories from last year we hadn't heard - and also some of the stories from her friends at other schools.
We got 2 parking spots a car apart on the street behind her dorm. She checked in at 10:01. We got all her things moved in, amd went to the other side of Philly to my friend Min & catphew Felix's house. We had stored some of her stuff in the basement of Min's place. We took the rest of Angie's stuff up to her- were summarily dismissed (really we've gotten used to it) and went out in search of lunch.
A picture Min took, when she walked us down - I think to make sure we got in the truck!
We had lunch at Chickie's and Pete's. It is a fairly famous sports bar near the sports complex. it is famous for it's crab fries- fries seasoned in Old Bay seasoning served with a cheese dipping sauce. they were pretty good. Keep in mind I really don't eat fries much. I kind of expected a sports bar in a place like Philly to have a better/bigger/more varied beer list than what they had - so I had an unsweetened ice tea. then I asked the waitress if I could have my burger done rare. In my experience- if the answer is yes they fresh grind their meat, if the answer is no- they buy preground meat or frozen meat. So even though it won't kill me to eat a medium burger- I don't. I ordered a chicken club sandwich. It. Was. Dry. the chicken was dry, it was too bready for the lettuce and tomato to counter. I had to ask for mayo - and use a lot. ( I kinda feel bad for Min - trying to think of places to eat)
We then did a turn through target, Modell's and Lowes. At some point while CURT was driving the truck- the turn signals and brake lights stopped working. He was going to get new bulbs- but they lit up with the head lights and when you set the alarm they blinked. Min ended up calling her grandmother's..... boy toy??... who worked 40 years as a mechanic and crawled around under the truck, before we decided that the problem was the front end somewhere. We were also looking for odorban or other spray to get rid of the mildew smell from her sneakers being soaked earlier in the week. And Curt had given his multi-bit screwdriver to the Angie and needed a new one to try and look at the lights.
While in Lowes (because the camping/hunting sections in Target and Modell were sad) we got what we needed - and were trying to figure out if we could steal...
Chad - and where she could put him since he was kind of missing half.
After going back to Min's house to hang with Fe a while (and Curt was not being a good male role model but I forget why) We walked to a Thai restaurant for dinner - and Curt finally tried Thai food - and it didn't all have peanuts- and ... gasp.... he liked it! When we got back, he headed home and Min and I (and Fe) settled down to some knitting (ok when Fe wasn't needing some attention) and Brad Meltzer's Decoded. I think I'm almost through season 1!