Greetings from Madison | One Last Time.

…at least until next month. Sara got a call while I was in the shower that her application was approved (in less than 24 hours and no co-signer required – yay!) So much for a leisurely morning in our room. We quickly dressed, packed and checked out and shortly after 11 we were here.

That’s Sara – signing all on her own!

Fifteen minutes later we were on our way to Penzey’s. It was wonderful; look forward to another visit soon…and to this shop (Vom Fass) that was right next door. Seriously. Not only do they have a great selection of oil and vinegar, they have spirits – infused vodka, brandies, scotches, grappa… oh yes!

Then we had a nice long lunch at Graze. We shared a small cheese plate, tofu club with root vegetable soup and beet salad. Really, we have had more than cheese and dessert on this trip!
That’s the beet salad with carrot slaw.

Now we’re settled in at the airport waiting for our flight and thinking about what comes next. Here’s what we’re planning right now – subject to Epic’s approval on the relocation details:
July 5/6 – Sara drives to Madison (by herself; it’s a 13 hour trip and she’ll spread it across two days); she’ll check into corporate housing when she arrives.
July 7 – Her first day of work.
July 10-ish – I supervise movers to pack her furniture and ship it to Madison.
July 14 – I fly to Madison.
July 15 – The apartment is ready at noon; hopefully her furniture is here that afternoon. Sara checks out of corporate housing.
July 15-18 – I unpack and setup while Sara works so we can enjoy…
July 19-20 – a fun weekend in Madison together! I’ll fly back late Sunday.
She still has a lot of details to work through; these next three weeks are going to be busy!

9 thoughts on “Greetings from Madison | One Last Time.

  1. Hooray! I'm really glad that it's all working out so well and that Sara's in a place with so many wonderful things to do when you visit. Did Penzey's smell wonderful? I've only ever done mail order but someday I'm going to visit a store in person.

  2. You're going to be in a whirlwind. Sara's already an independent, strong woman. You're a very supportive mom, too!

  3. Congratulations to Sara, and to you, Mary! You and Marc have raised two strong independent young women!! It is so fun to see them realize their potential, but also bittersweet, I know. My Kate just signed her first lease completely on her own and moved in June 1. First time living without a roommate. She is not too far from Sara, in Chicago. Enjoy getting her settled and all the fun visits you will have to Madison in the future!

  4. It's really something when those pieces all start falling in place! What a wonderful adventure — for Sara and for you!

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