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Manhattan Move

We spent the weekend in Manhattan moving the boys. They moved out of the 4 bedroom  house they'd been renting with their friend, Dom, and Kaitlin, into a 3 bedroom basement apartment.

We weren't too happy with the "house" landlords. They nit-picked everything to death, and I mean big time. I think the kids (and us!) were paying the price for the mess they had with their last set of college student renters. Those renters did a lot of damage, including turning off the electricity with food in the refrigerator. They ended up having to purchase a new one. Anyway, I don't think it was fair to expect the house to be cleaner than when they moved in. We all worked our butts off to get everything ship shape, and it truly was. Well, except for the boy's nasty bathroom, which was nasty when they moved in, and nastier when they moved out. But it wasn't their fault that there was a leak that it took the landlords 8 months to fix! Anyway, we left even after they told us the kitchen floor needed to be cleaner - this after Kaitlin had bleached it, and Corby had scrubbed it on his hands and knees.

Their new place is okay, the bedrooms are really tiny though. They don't have a dishwasher, but they do have a washer & dryer. I'm sure once they get everything put up it will be fine. After all, they ARE college students and shouldn't live fancier than mom and dad!

We took everyone out for lunch/dinner at Freddy's yesterday before we left. We were all hot, sweaty and exhausted; but it was still nice spending time with the kids!

Here are some pictures:

Dom (their roommate) with the boys

The boys with their momma

The kids

We came home with a truck full of stuff - our old dining room table, which they don't have room for in their new place, a tote full of Kaitlin's dishes and various other items she left up there, Kaitlin's bike, our sweeper, etc.

Glad the kids are just 2 blocks from the campus, so they can walk to classes this year! Of course, that also puts them just a couple of blocks from Aggieville!

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