The commencement itself wasn't bad. It was a bit drizzly, as has been the whole day, punctuated with bursts of rain. Afterward the CS department had their own ceremony. Unfortunately I missed most of Andy's advisor saying nice things about him because I got lost trying to find the ceremony. I should know better than to trust the words "You can't miss it". Anyway, I snapped a picture of them en-hooding him but for some reason it didn't come out very well. They had a bit of trouble with his hood so it looked more like an abduction or something. I did get good pictures of him with Dr. Brooks and with Dr. Manocha.
After the ceremony we came home and got into different clothes -- Andy for obvious reasons, and me because I'd spilled coffee on my blouse and some cad in a truck had splashed my skirt. Then we took off for South Point. Andy's dad, upon hearing the steel was showing on the tires, had advised us to forget the Wal-Mart warranty and go to Sears ASAP. We did so, and found out that the front tires were so bad due to a serious error in alignment. The back tires were still in perfect shape, so we only got the two fronts replaced. Sears was running a special whereby they give out an emergency kit if you spend more than X, which we accomplished.
I believe tonight will mostly be taking it easy. We had leftovers for dinner, and I have the eternal stack of laundry to tackle, but since I miscalculated dinners for this week I already have enough stuff for Monday and Tuesday, so I don't need to do a grocery run. We discovered that the small U-Haul boxes I bought for books are not small enough, so packing is off. Andy may win points for the most perverse method of packing a chess set -- he's thinking of getting a box for an extra-large pizza.