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Brandon Moves Out

I knew the day would come...

Brandon moved home last May after he graduated from K-State. At the time, he'd gotten an intern job for CCH here in Wichita. I was glad to have him home and happy he'd found a job! He intended to stay here for just a few months, but decided to stay longer so he could pay off his credit card and one of his student loans. Then he had the automobile accident that totaled his car. Thank goodness he wasn't hurt, but he had to buy a new car. After his job became permanent in January, he decided to finish paying off his highest-interest student loan and then look for a place to live.

He finally did. Am I happy about it? Of course! He's grown into a wonderful, self-sufficient young man, and I'm extremely proud of him. I am going to miss him though. Though he's always been a "shy guy", he loves to talk about his job, sports and music. We've enjoyed going to concerts together over the years, have season tickets to the Wings, and have a weekend in KC planned for October to see a pre-season hockey game (if the strike is over).

He moved last weekend into his 2 bedroom townhouse. It's in a fairly old apartment complex at Douglas and Rock Rd., and while you can tell it's old, it's a great place for his first post-graduate home. It has a basement rec room with storage/laundry room; main floor living area with kitchen and 1/2 bath, and 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs. He looked at other apartments, but really liked the idea of having a basement. He bought three movie-theatre-type recliners, a king-sized bed, a bar-type dining table, and a sofa table from Ashley Furniture. We gave him our love-seat and couch from the living room because we want to buy new furniture one of these days and we don't spend much time in the living room.

Another reason he picked the location is that it's very close to his work and he can walk on nice days. Thrifty, huh?

I'm going to miss having him around, but I am so proud of him!


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