This was way easier logistically than I'd imagined it would be. I did almost every bit of the packing. Yep. That's how things work here. He did pull out the clothes he wanted to take but I did the rest. And Neil did pre-shopping for the bedding and school supplies. I did a couple of runs for lamp, rug, toiletries, nice little bits.
And I was able to get three prints framed for his room that he's been waiting on me to take care of for a while.
We expected to sit in line for a while to get unpacked at the dorm . . . but . . . it was super easy. In fact, there were students who helped us carry everything up to the room.
His room and his dorm are pretty awesome. On the UNH website, it says of his dorm, "Scott Hall is located in the heart of the campus and is arguably the most picturesque, with its classic design and sprawling lawn. Living here, you’re just minutes from Paul College, the field house and Whittemore Center."
And Josh was set!
Here's a final photo -- Isaac and I came back from getting him some picture hangers and Josh and Emily had the room done and the chair set up this way in front of the bed -- to look out the window. But the arrangement cracked me up --- and seeing him in the chair -- we joked he looked like we'd just settled him into his nursing home with such tidiness and the chair by the window.
We left. John and Sharon came over for dinner. Isaac went to Caldwell's -- where he stayed up all night for a "LAN" party, making coffee at 5:30am and hiking to see the sun rise. I just didn't want to get out of bed this a.m. and when I did Neil asked when we could call Josh. Because I went to orientation, I knew the answer was that we shouldn't. Josh called us, though, to figure out how to connect his speakers. Whoohoo. Sounds like he's doing well.