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    DD Alex has been a bit down in the dumps after being rejected for her "reach" school, Christopher Newport University (they had a 500% increase in applications over the past two years. Ave GPA was over 3.7 and SAT of over 1120). She has been waiting to hear from the other schools Longwood (my hope), Radford (pretty much a lock) and Old Dominion University (also pretty much a lock). The one I worried about most was Longwood University. Nice school, great reputation, and tougher to get in than the others. Well yesterday I came home to find a fat envelope from LU. As anyone will tell you skinny envelope means thanks but no thanks.

    DW couldn't help but text her to come right home after tennis practice. I wanted it to be a total surprise. She figured out that some good news arrived, she didn't know which one. Needles to say when she saw it was Longwood, she was thrilled. Se smiled like the cheshire cat. We went out to celebrate. She wanted to bring a friend out with us for dinner. We had a nice meal at Olive Garden. I must admit I was probably more excited than Alex.

    We are supposed to hear from Radford today. Wish us luck.










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    Good luck!!
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    Oooh bit fat envelopes are good.

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    Sooo happy for you my friend I know this means a lot to you


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    yay!!! yipee!
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    woo hoo!




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    I so understand all those feelings!

    Good luck and I hope she gets what she desires.

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    Thank you all. Chris you are so spot on. I was a nervous wreck second guessing everything. Did we give her the right direction on her essay prompts, did we pick the right schools, what effect did the economy have on the competition, so on and so on. I admit that the first thing on my mind on the way home from work was GET THE MAIL!

    The big pressure is over now, what ever other offers she gets is all gravy. Billie, you would know about those letters eh? Never gets easier does it?

    So then last night I flop into bed and I am like, ok, I can relax for a bit. Wrong, I start the think of all the inevetible truth, this is the first major step to sending her on her way, to becoming empty nesters, so I worry so much I can't sleep. I am a piece of work.










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    From one neurotic to another , I feel your pain :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 118100
    From one neurotic to another , I feel your pain :D
    Be you and me in a few years doing the secondary school thing.

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