My older son left home for the first time today, and his new place is perfect for him. It’s an historic building on the grounds of the state park where he’ll be stationed for the coming months.

He’s now part of Maryland’s Conservation Corps, and I was just about out of my mind with delight when all three parks he interviewed with invited him to be on their teams. He got to go with the one that was his first choice all along, which was great.

He’ll be maintaining the parklands and honestly I don’t know what all else, but I know he’ll receive important training for his current work and future career. It’s just his kind of thing, and we’re all excited for him.

And my younger son is working on plans for an extended visit across the country. Possibly a move? So, wow, that all happened at once.