Jimmy took his car and bike. His car is his pride and joy! He bought it himself and maintains it himself. He has done everything to this car. He loves German Engineering. I wouldn't doubt if he ends up working for VW one day.
Jimmy getting his room together....no air conditioning!! Only fans! Thank goodness most of the time it
will be cool mountain air! I pinned back the curtains with tacks, there was no air flow until I did this.
His bedding, Ralph Lauren Madrid plaid AND no, I didn't make him a quilt. He said it would just get messed up and he didn't want to mess up one of my quilts. I know this is true because the quilt I made Paul is already well used in just one year.
This is the left side his room. It is a VERY SMALL PRIVATE ROOM! It is confiqured as a closet, dresser, small refridgerator (bought after this pic taken) and then the desk. He took both his desk top computer (that he built himself) and his laptop. He bought some kind of computer adapter that allows him to watch cable TV on his flat computer screen. He also has his Wii for his entertainment.
Everything is so small, the stuff almost touches!
Small closet, thank God he is not a girl!
There are 4 community bathrooms on each floor. 4 sinks in each bathroom, 3 toilets and 3 showers.
View from his parking garage looking up to at his dorm.
It is hard to tell but this picture is taken sitting in our car at Jimmy's parking garage looking uphill at his dorm. It is up at the top of the hill to the left. There is no parking at the dorm. It is about a 7 min walk to his car. The hills of West Virginia are beautiful! There are 3 campuses at this University and they are linked by buses and PRT's (little cars that run on a track and take you around to the three different campuses). He hopes to park his car and not use it until he has to go to work. He is hoping to get a job somewhere on the downtown campus near his dorm. Most of his classes will be on this campus this year but next year he will have to be near the Evansdale Campus which is where the Engineering Building is located. He only has two classes on the Evansdale Campus this semester.
PRT ~ Personal Rapid Transit
Transports 28,000 students around to their classes
This is the Evansdale Campus. He will need to take the PRT to get to this campus for his Engineering classes. This campus looks much less rural than the downtown campus.
All in all it was a safe 4 hr drive there and back. I did not cry (mainly because I have done this twice before with Paul and Sarah) and as soon as he had everything in his room we did a little bit more shopping at Target (fridge and mirror) I went home. I did not help him organize his room, he sent me away and said he wanted to do it himself. Good for him. He is all grown up. No tears, just pure joy. I am so glad he decided to go college. He will benefit from being a 21 year old freshman and hopefully it will help him make good decisions. Thanks for listening and allowing me to share part of my life with all of you!