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My son will be leaving on January 22nd 2019. Anyone else? He will be heading out from Pa. 

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Hi Dorothy, my son leaves January 3rd from PA

camogirl0209, I left info on your My Page a while back. I hope you saw it.

Hello lemonelephant, yes I did thank you very much I appreciate it. He got there safe and sound last night :-)

You are very welcome. Next up: "The box."

Hello Dorothy! My son is also leaving on January 22nd, 2019. He is heading out of Cleveland, OH. I don't know about you but my nerves are shot. I know all will be well, but all the prepping for him to be gone is wearing me out. 

My son was supposed to leave the 15th but because of weather he is now leaving on the 22nd. 

Grandson left the 22nd from CA. 

NanaSalli, I put info on your My Page that will get you started on the site.

Got the 15-second phone call late Tuesday.  It was a rough day to ship with all the weather going on in Chicago. Now waiting on the box and form letter.

My son left yesterday from California and I received his phone call at 12:30am 

Hi Dorothy.

My son left January 22nd as well, he was coming from Maryland.  I'm anxious to get his box and the form letter.  I was feeling really optimistic the day he left.  Although, I was in tears, he was all smiles - he was really excited.  However, when we got our "I'm here, I'm safe" speech he sounded less than enthusiastic.  It broke my hear.  How are you holding up?  This adventure is entirely new to my family and I.  How about you?

My son left on the 22nd as well. We are from northern VA. Where did your son leave out of? Mine left from Fort Lee. 


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