Dawn has long dreamed of owning a PT Cruiser. Doesn't it suit her? We surprised her with it while my mom was here. Dawn's graduation gifts paid for a quarter of it and we made a step of faith for the rest of it. We were excited and thankful to find a used one at a great price and thank everyone that helped make it possible.
Now that she has wheels, she is beginning to understand things like having to pay for her own gas, insurance, oil changes, etc. She looked hard for a job in June, but so did 32,000+ other people (Unemployment in our county is among the highest in the US!). She didn't have much success. She does have an occasional dog sitting job, house cleaning job and official volleyball coaching with her high school coach's summer volleyball camps.
She's trying to get in shape for volleyball, going through things in her room in anticipation of packing for college and trying to figure out what to take and what not to take.
This is the summer of transitions, freedom-wing tryouts and pre-empty nest.