Elizabeth Melton Parsons

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Photos: Eric’s New Place and the Last Baby Blues

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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. ย 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.

House-front

House-front

House-porch

House-porch

Living Room-window seat

Living Room-window seat

Living Room

Living Room

Bath

Bath

Kitchen

Kitchen

baby blues-8-25-14

baby blues-8-25-14

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is ยฉ Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogโ€™s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

33 thoughts on “Photos: Eric’s New Place and the Last Baby Blues

  1. Sounds like a grueling time, Elizabeth.
    Best to Eric and the Baby Blues, as they both leave their nests.

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  2. Ah, those wonderful construction barrels! Seems as though they’re everywhere whenever any of us set out to drive somewhere. Glad you got your son settled into what looks like a wonderful house and that you made it back safely through stormy weather and, indeed, those barrels! And the baby blues look ready to take flight for their own life’s adventures! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I would have hated the trip home you had to do but I’m glad you arrived safe and sound.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  4. Thanks for sharing Eric’s new diggs with us, Elizabeth. It looks like he’ll have plenty of space.
    Ugh…I hate those construction barrels and when it’s dark and raining…so dangerous. I’m glad you made it home safe.
    Those birds are so cute! xo

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    • Thanks so much for leaving such a kind comment, Jill. I think Eric will be more content having his own bedroom without a roommate. Not to mention, a kitchen where he can cook. I hope him and his housemate work well together. I think they will if they can ever make a decision. They’re both so easy going and accommodating, they just keep saying, “I don’t know, what do you think?” LOL. Have a lovely day, Jill. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • That’s funny, Elizabeth. The perfect housemate is someone who is accommodating. Hopefully one will speak up when they’re trying to decide what to have for dinner. We don’t want anyone going hungry. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Bravo! you both made it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even the baby blues! Congrats to all.

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  6. The place looks nice (and very clean). Too bad you had such a bad drive back but it was worth seeing him settled in. Love the birds.

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  7. Hi Elizabeth ๐Ÿ˜€ I bet your house looks lovely now. Could you send one of your storms my way. We’ve had no rain in southern Spain for months. Hitting 40degC tomorrow again ! Oh well ! Sunbathing on the balcony again. It’s a rough life ! Lots of hugs. Ralph xox โค

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    • Sorry, Ralph. We’ve had very little rain this year as well. Not enough to share. So I’m afraid you will have to continue with the horrible hardship of having to soak up all that beautiful sunshine. Such a hard life you have. ๐Ÿ˜› Love you, sweetie. โค (((HUGS)))

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  8. Driving through a kaleidoscope, I love that line…it sounds like the best thing ever…if you weren’t driving half a ton of metal. The home looks great but enough about the birds’ place, Eric’s pad looks nice too!

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    • LOL. The birds certainly seem to like it. And it was exactly like driving through a kaleidoscope. Eric’s place is just half of an older house, but after that tiny shared dorm room last year, he thought he was in hog heaven. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. So that’s what it is called? Baby blues. My child just left for college two weeks ago. And we will see her for her dance team game Saturday. I have not gotten used to this idea as being a “launch!” I keep thinking she will be back!

    I like your little bird photo. And I like how you took photos. Nice post!

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    • Leave it to you, Hollis, to catch the word play. You always do. LOL. I love that. You will get used to your daughter’s absence, but that won’t stop you from missing her. I missed Eric so much last year, I was pitiful. And now that he was home for the summer, it’s like the first time all over again. But we must grin and bear it, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. My brother and sister-in-law are empty nesters now. They’re having a hard time of it.

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  11. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    “I’M GETTING THOSE NEW….EMPTY NEST BLUES! WITH THE LAST ONE OFF TO COLLEGE…HOW WILL WE POSSIBLY GET ALONG, WITHOUT A BABY TO CARRY A SONG–WHAT WI-ILL WE DO”??? ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a new challenge….so i hear!

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  12. We have a very empty nest now. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It’s strange.

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