Today is another first: my oldest son moved out. It's not like we've seen a lot of him this summer anyway, what with house-sitting, travel, and time in Seattle visiting Josie (his girlfriend) and doing Parkour. But it still feels pretty momentous. Another parental milestone for me.
Kellen is moving in with his dad in Seattle so he'll be closer to the activities he cares about, and plans to find a job there. Today is the official day of "moving" and he's taking the things he wants and needs the most. But he still has a fair amount of sorting and packing to do in his room before we can begin to repurpose it. Hopefully it won't be too long before he's back to finish the job, though admittedly, it's the much less fun part. Cherry-picking off the top is the easy part.