I have been trying to downsize a little each day for the move next summer. Luckily I live in a building with 25 other units and so when I bring my downsized stuff down to the trashroom, it disappears almost immediately! People love free stuff! Especially when they are drawers, shelving and bins! So nothing is going to the landfill and that is always a good thing.
The other thing that is taking up so much time and energy is the college thing or lack thereof. We still don't know what my grandson will do post college and post move. If I weren't moving it wouldn't be such a big deal but I am and so time is of the essence for him. He needs to decide what he is going to do. I can't just leave him on the curb. It is stressful because I want him to be some place where he can thrive. But he still takes no interest in his future and I can't force him. Although I continue to try and I am becoming a real nag. I just want some answers. Instead I am trying to figure it out for him which I know is a bad idea. And everyone tells me so as well. But what am I to do?
I am looking at technical schools and so far have found a couple. One is called Pennsylvania College of Technology and the other is Vermont Technical College. I think those might be good places to start since he says he is interested in construction. (Does he even know what that means since he has never done it).....Argh.
I also thought of a gap year doing something like Americorps.
I think it is very different when you are the grandparent. You tend to feel more protective of them. Grandparent love is different than parent love and somewhat more smothering.
Anyway, I keep trying. I would really like to see him in a dorm situation somewhere with other young people his own age doing something to secure his future, whatever that may be.
I will try and go back to my regular posting because I always get good advice from my readers and this is one of those times I could use some. If you have any other ideas I would love to hear them.