Amanda said goodbye to us today. She starts graduate school Monday at the University of Minnesota at Duluth. She gave us and the dog one last hug, and drove off into the sunrise. She planned to drive as far as Chicago today, and then go the rest of the way tomorrow.
She packed her little Kia Soul to the gills! It holds not only her clothes and household items, but a harp, a full-sized keyboard, and a violin. She left a few winter clothes for us to bring out in October. Hopefully, she won't need them before then! She also left about 8 boxes of books and music for us to ship via media mail. We'll wait till she has an apartment before we send them. She'll spend the first several days with the parents of a missionary companion. We're grateful they're able to help till she finds a place to live!