Tomorrow we will help her carry her things to her dorm room in the early morning, take her to buy a school t-shirt, and then we'll wave goodbye. And she'll be in this tiny town for the next 3 months completely on her own.
(Well, as completely on her own as she can be while using her unlimited cell phone minutes, text messaging, video messaging, and email.)
She's been looking forward to this day for a long time. Heck, it's no secret that she's wanted to be on her own since she was 9 years old. And there have been days since she was 9 years old, that she almost got her wish.
But we both stuck it out, and here we are.
And incidentally- the whole plan almost ground to a halt when we drove up to the only department store in town and it looked like this:
Fortunately, after reviving ourselves from the cardiac arrest, and a quick internet search, we found the new Walmart location:
So all is again right with the world, and tomorrow she begins a new adventure.
And so do I.