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DS2 Officially Out of the Nest

June 27th, 2020 at 01:09 am

Today was a milestone day for DS2. He’s moving into his own place. He graduated in May and then started working in a town about a 45-minute drive away. He was unable to get an apartment for months mostly because of Covid-related shutdowns. Property management companies weren’t even showing places. He also had decided only to consider apartments that were biking distance to his work and reasonably priced.

Finally, he found a place that suits him. It’s a two-building complex where each building is a 4-plex and it’s in the town where he works. It’s not pretty-looking on Google maps, but it’s practical for him. There’s even a laundromat across the street. He said he could walk to work in about 15 minutes. It’s basic – a one-bedroom apartment with a bath and a combined living room and kitchen area. He’s living alone though and wanted to live cheaply so he can save money for the next couple of years. I think he’ll be paying about $600/month in rent. In preparation for the move he bought a router for his internet, arranged for utility accounts in his name, bought a window A/C unit, and rented a U-Haul to move all his belongings. I’m surprised that he was allowed to rent the U-Haul since he isn’t 25 yet but he didn’t ask for help so I guess it was okay. Maybe the rental companies are being more lenient since their business is slow these days. But all those things are adult activities and I could tell that DS2 is feeling proud that he’s independent. I’m proud too.

Before he drove away in the big van loaded with his things, he told me that we could go see his place in a week. I think he wants time to get his place sorted before he shows it off to us.

DS4 helping DS2 load the moving van

I guess my next move is to have DS2 removed from our auto insurance. Hopefully that will save a few bucks because having DS3 on the policy is costing us plenty.

6 Responses to “DS2 Officially Out of the Nest”

  1. Wink Says:

    Your son sounds like a wonderful young adult. I'm sure you are very proud of him!

  2. mumof2 Says:

    Hope all goes well for him it can be daunting when they first move out but he sounds on track...

  3. Amber Says:

    Congratulations to him. Sounds like you did an amazing job.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Wow, sounds like he has done very well for himself!

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    Congrats to DS2!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    You've raised DS2 for him to be so forward thinking and responsible. Good job on your part as well as his for applying what he's learned!

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