Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A long-overdue Proud Papa update

As you may or may not know, Kelly has been on several recruitment trips to visit US college rowing programs in recent weeks. Although she hasn't made a decision about where she'll end up, I thought you might like to know what she's been doing.

So far, she's visited Washington State University in Pullman, WA, the Univeristy of Washington, in Seattle, Sacramento State University, in Sacramento, CA (obviously) and the University of Louisville in Kentucky. While the west coast is beautiful, the rowing programs look a bit stronger in the east...so we're still waiting to see what happens.

She's now evaluating at least two offers but she's still waiting to hear from a couple of the schools. Needless to say, we're pretty excited in the Wood/Traynor household!

Watching Kelly jet off to parts all over the continent has really brought home to me just how quickly Heather and I will be on our own. While I keep reading about how some parents are getting used to their kids staying at home forever, that's not the case with us.

Cory was by last night to pick up some recipes and we were chatting about his future. He's really enjoying his house, but he's thinking that he might like to find a place of his own come next May when his lease is up. Right now, he's living with four other guys and while that's all right, it can be a bit tiring at times. Especially when you want to go to bed and everybody else is interested in sitting up and drinking beer!

So, when Heather and I head out to Victoria at the end of the summer, we'll be on our own, for the first time in over 21 years...hard to believe. (Of course, Jaime will be close by...which will be nice.) Speaking of being alone, Heather will be spending January and February in Victoria, before coming back here to wrap things up in Hamilton. And then she'll be back there for good in July, while I'm not likely to make it out until September or so...it's going to be an interesting year, to say the least.

Well, that's my short update for today. More to come soon, I'm sure, especially now that we're having an election...oh joy!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Wow -- that's just great news for Kelly. It must be so exciting to be able to have different futures on the table and be able to choose the one that sounds the most appealing. I guess it's proof that sometimes hard work really does pay off. I suppose everyone has those choices though -- they're just less obvious. You sound hugely proud, but also a bit wistful Dave.