Two people are in Durham tonight.
Emily has a bed.
I have a bed.
Two people, two beds. This is amazing.
You would never believe how quiet it is in here. The hum of the air conditioner, occasionally the nearly silent turn of a page. That’s all. I got to choose whether to drive Emily here for her day tomorrow or to stay home with four boys. I definitely made the right decision. I have my books and my knitting, along with a pillow and my best quilt so that I can just rest in the van.
Oh, gosh, I almost forgot to tell you why we’re here. We are here because tomorrow is the final hurdle on Emily’s quest to gain admission to the North Carolina School of Science and Math, a public residential high school in Durham, NC.
If she gets in, she’ll be moving up here (along with a large percentage of her friends 🙂 ) in August. If she doesn’t, our whole family will be secretly relieved. We won’t find out until April 12, but I promise to post again before then. As soon as I’ve recovered from re-entry into a house filled with loud boys.