I'm not quite as depressed as this week's column sounds, but I'm surprising myself with how much dread I'm feeling about Heir 2 leaving for Roanoke College a week from Saturday.
Really, I tell myself, it's not like he's all that far away. And he's surrounded by friendly souls.
He's in no danger whatsoever. I'm confident I've taught him how to deal with every crisis he is likely to face, though I'm sure as the time draws nearer I'll think of the stuff I forgot to teach him.
No, I'm afraid all the negativity is pure selfishness on my part. I don't want him to leave because...I don't want him to leave.
Avalanche. We never discussed what to do in case of avalanche.