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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2020, 07:12:20 AM »
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They're planning on live classes, with precautions and possible adjustments.

 Can't imagine a person better prepared for these times than Tricia. Starting college is hard, I have seen most of the young people I know of, struggle, but find their balance and then do well and enjoy college. In these current conditions it will certainly be a greater challenge. Hence the benefit of having lived an adjustable and adventurous life.

 Life doesn't hold still for long, have a great year starting college Tricia! (Yes, your parents are not-normal, but in a good way)
 
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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2020, 02:37:12 PM »
Today was the "drop dead" day for the University of Oregon to decide whether classes would go forward in person or remotely.

We're relieved. They're going to go forward with a cautious mix. Freshman will have the option to be present on campus, in the dorms and in (small) classes. Or not if they make that choice.

I like the university president's email and the university's approach. Testing for students on arrival and five days later. Lots and lots of other precautions. It sounds like it's going to be a good balance.

We think it matters a lot for Tricia to be on campus for her first year. And now she can. We'll be keeping our fingers crossed that this thing goes smoothly (toes too?).


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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2020, 02:41:37 PM »
The best to you and yours.
Here's to sweat in your eye

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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2020, 03:43:01 PM »
YAY!  I thought about her this morning because I remembered Vicki saying today was the day the decision would be made.  Happy she is going to get to experience Freshman year on campus.  Keeping good thoughts for her.

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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2020, 02:55:00 PM »
Yay!

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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2020, 06:53:39 PM »
Well, it's still a go. Tricia is leaving tomorrow for live college. Saturday morning she tests for COVID and then, if she's OK, she moves in on Sunday. Her roomate's name is Lily and they've been texting quite a bit.

We're still keeping our fingers crossed though.

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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2020, 09:41:09 AM »
Well, well, well. Eugene is rainy and wet. But everything is going smoothly so far. Theoretically she moves in tomorrow.

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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2020, 08:17:55 AM »
That rain was an extremely welcome site here. Your timing is super lucky. The smoke for the past week was the worst I have ever seen. Glad that it cleared up for you guys! It looks like another rain storm is coming Wednesday - Friday. Hoping this one really knocks the fires down.

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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2020, 10:43:43 AM »
All of our rain dances worked! Have a great start, Tricia!

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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2020, 08:43:19 AM »
Four students on her hall are now in quarantine (in a separate dorm?). Tricia is pissed because those four carelessly went out and about town unmasked.

Meanwhile, the other kid was feeling like she had a cold and took a test just to be cautious. She's COVID positive (!!!) and is in quarantine at her home (pretty sure her untested roommate's symptoms must have been more than a cold).

And the year of the f#$ked just gets more f#$ked.

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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #50 on: October 05, 2020, 03:51:22 PM »
Oh no!  :(  Hope the Montana kid recovers quickly and Tricia continues to ward off the dorm spreaders with Lysol spray...

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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2020, 04:36:38 PM »
Bummers, take care
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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2020, 09:05:07 PM »
Our first night in a kid-free home in 25 years  8)

(Meaning no kids living here with us; and the last week doesn't count because the Putnams were staying here with their two year old boy Owen - now there's a source of noise!!).


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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2020, 05:39:41 PM »
I can spare a kid!!!!
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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2020, 06:06:04 PM »

I can spare a kid!!!!


Nice! Drop one off this weekend.

Let him know ahead of time though that he'll be attending school virtually from here in the mornings.

In the afternoons he'll be applying himself to his homework vigorously and then splitting and stacking firewood. We'll feed him dinner and allow him to pet the dog if he works hard enough.

I'll supply the splitting maul.



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Re: Tricia's Off to College
« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2020, 06:09:06 PM »
Perfect Brad, just perfect.

Congratulations on an empty house, well done.



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