Sunday, September 20, 2009

SUMMER HAS FINALLY SIZZLED OUT


Okay, I know most kids go back to school after Labor Day. My daughter even started her junior year at Warner Pacific College back in August. But my son went back to the University of Oregon just yesterday. School doesn't start at UofO until September 28th but he has a job and an orientation meeting for the new staff. Plus, he has to get his apartment ready for the new year.

So we helped Luke move back into his apartment, which is right across the street from Hayward field, a pretty prime location for the University of Oregon. I should know because I lived in Douglas dorm my freshman year (you can see the dorm I lived in, 30 years ago, in the first picture). That was before Hayward looked so fancy. But it seems like life repeats itself. Here's to Luke's senior year at UofO!!! Hope he'll have loads of fun 'cause we're going to miss him.

So that's my official END to summer and it's raining :(

I know it's Portland, Oregon and there's a reason we're called The Ducks - webfeet and rain go hand-in-hand but I just wasn't ready for the rain - yet. Guess it's time to get ready for fall and accept the fact that the kids are back at school :(

9 comments:

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

bummer, that it's raining. I hate it when things work out like that.

Stephanie Faris said...

I LOVE fall...but we have all this rain too and that part of it sucks. Maybe it's like spring... "September showers bring October colorful leaves." Something like that!

Lily said...

Don't you have to really like rain to live there? We, too, are getting rain today. It's a wonderfully gentle rain for our newly sewn pasture! happy dance...

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

oh no....my family are Beaver fans. Do you think we can still be blog buddies ;-)

My son had his first football game sat morning and the kids LOVED playing in the rain. The parents....not so much.

;-)

The Things We Carried said...

If any of my kids were Ducks my husband would be in rain heaven :)!

Kim Kasch said...

Lily: I usually enjoy the rain -just not at the end of summer - too symbolic - I guess.

Over Coffee: I won't hold that against you ;-)

The Things We Carried: I met my husband at UofO - a long, long time ago.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good timing--today is the official last day of summer. I think I'd feel better about fall if winter didn't come on its tail and hang around Wisconsin for 5 months of the year.

Hit 40 said...

Green Girl is breaking my heart!! Summer is officially over :-(

Kim Kasch said...

Oh but then the holidays are just around the corner.

Can't wait to decorate.

October 1st - begins the season - at least in my house