We awoke to the alarm blaring at 4am Friday morning. It was dark - really dark. I went and woke Thing 1 up then jumped in the shower. After drying and dressing I went to wake Thing 1 up again. He likes to sleep. Breakfast, ready and out the door to Ottawa. Thing 1 went to sleep. We were accompanied by two other high school students who had already decided on Carleton and another mother. It was snowy, pretty quiet and did I mention dark? After much driving, a quick stop at Timmies and Ottawa's morning rush hour, we arrived…

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