Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Home from College

Yesterday I drove up to Pittsburgh to retrieve my son, Sean, from college.  He's completed his freshman year at Carnegie-Mellon.  It will be great to have him home for a while, although I expect our grocery bill will increase significantly.

The pick up process took a good bit longer than expected as my enterprising son had cooked up a scheme where he went a rented a large climate controlled storage locker and the then "sub-let" space in the locker to other students for summer storage.  It all was working great until demand spiked yesterday from panicked kids who didn't think about packing until the day they had to vacate the dorms.  Both my vehicle and myself were pressed into service as movers so it was a very busy day.  I look forward to teaching Sean a lesson about wage negotiation and management of older workers...

Sean has two of his friends come back with him (Colin and Vivek) and they be leaving tomorrow on a roller coaster tour up the east coast.  They all took a roller coaster design class last semester and have made arrangements with the engineers at several parks to get a "behind the scenes" tour of the coasters.  Unfortunately, I am not allowed to go on the trip.  Apparently, dragging along ones father on your first college "road trip" is viewed as less than desirable.  I can't understand why.

We've got Sean home through the month of June and then he returns to CMU to take some summer school courses (3d Calculus and Proofs).  I'm sure all of you remember fondly your summer dreams of taking higher level mathematics classes in July.

1 comment:

Monty Luhmann said...

Enjoy your time together! I like his thinking with sub letting.

My son is back from his freshman year as well. Home, and then off again for a 6 week music camp.