Yikes. My time between posts is becoming longer and longer. I guess it's the lazy days of summer or perhaps it's just me being lazy!
Sarah has been working at the pool as a lifeguard and is still enjoying it. She was hoping to get more shifts this summer but for some reason this particular pool has a lot of guards. The only positive about that is it's leaving her some free time to hang out with friends and do her summer reading work.
She, along with Dan and I, are also working as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Leadership team so that's helping to keep our Zoom skills on point. Although Dan continues to work from home so his Zoom skills are at extreme pro level at this point. However, it sounds like they might be back in the office at some point in the very near future.
Peter had planned to work all summer as a delivery driver for Post Mates. He made some deliveries for them this past winter before football started and hoped to work a lot this summer. Unfortunately right as he was heading to the beach it was announced that they were being bought by Uber Eats and sadly, to drive for Uber Eats you have to be 19. He tried to apply for Door Dash, who also accepts 18 year olds as drivers, but they were already maxed out and aren't accepting any new drivers. He toyed with the idea of working at a fast food restaurant but he was gone for a week with his friends and we leave for the Cape next week for 10 days and he leaves for school on August 13th so that left approximately 6ish weeks to get a job and train and actually work. It really didn't make too much sense so he is enjoying sleeping in, working out at the gym, hanging out with friends, and shopping for dorm stuff with me. Okay - he probably isn't enjoying the shopping very much...
We had a nice 4th of July. We had the Waller's over for dinner. Well, some of them, anyway! It's a little sad when your kids grow up and have other things to do. Sarah had to work and only Cheyanne and her boyfriend could join us. So our numbers were down but we still had fun! My brother put on an awesome fireworks display!
He even had a "grand finale" that was absolutely incredible! I honestly felt like I had just been to a fireworks display at the Winston-Salem Dash game.
On Tuesday, we headed to UNC Charlotte (my alma mater) for a tour with Sarah and then had lunch in Charlotte. It was crazy to see all the changes that have been made to the campus since I departed in 1992. And the number of students has doubled! Sarah really liked the campus and she loves Charlotte so it's definitely a contender. She placed UNCC above UNCW which we visited in February.
My old dorm is still standing! They've renovated it and updated it. I was hoping to go into it and visit room 209 but this building wasn't included in the campus living part of the tour. The whole day was definitely a walk down memory lane.
Today we are headed to Raleigh to walk around the campus of NC State. Dan didn't get to go on the official tour when Peter and I went in Fall of 2019 and we just wanted to go back and check things out ahead of August 13th which is when we take Peter to move into his dorm room.
Have a great weekend!