Moved Eric into his off campus rental Saturday. It stormed and stormed, but fortunately we only got the wind and lightening until the last box was in–then it poured all night. We had to wait for the cleaners to finish up and the rental agent to arrive for the walk through before we could do anything. By then it was 5:00 PM, which meant it was very late before I was able to head home. I hate a long drive after dark in stormy weather. And this trip was even worse because of all the road construction. At least two thirds of the trip is under construction with those horrible barrels on both sides of the road. They narrow the road to where a car will barely fit, then put up the concrete barriers and reflective barrels sending you swirling through series after series of S curves. I swear it was like driving through a kaleidoscope. By the time I got home my eyes were spinning and my head felt like it was going to explode. Miserable.
There was a couple of good things about the trip. The lightening show in the sky was spectacular. And although I don’t usually see an actual sunset when it’s storming, there was one this night. It was a fantastic red glow all across the western skyline. Beautiful! If I’d not been driving I’d have been able to get some fantastic shots. Here are a few photos I snapped with my phone of Eric’s new residence and the last batch of baby blues for this summer. They look about ready to leave the nest.