She was scheduled to move in at 10:30 AM on Monday, but due to the long drive we decided to go up on Sunday so the move wasn't so hectic.
The car was all packed.
Before we pulled away, Annie ran to the front yard to take a picture of the house on her phone (maybe she thought she'd forget what it looked like!)
Then we were off!
The next morning, we pulled up in front of the dorm at 10:30 and were met by a large group of Eastman sophomores with large bins.
Inside the dorm was a welcome sign with the names of all members of the Eastman freshman class.
Annie stopped at a table to get her room key and we headed to the elevator to go up to the 10th floor.
When we first saw the room, I wondered if everything would fit!
After meeting Carley, Annie's roommate, Vance and I retired to the lounge to wait for Annie to unpack. The room just couldn't accommodate all of us!
She managed to find a place for almost everything - we took back a few plastic storage drawers and her big duffle bag.
After a trip to the bookstore for a sweatshirt...
a tasty frozen yogurt, and a drive to the main U. of Rochester campus,
it was time to say good-bye and get on our way.
This was the last time I smiled for quite a few hours. After this picture I gave Annie a hug and the sobs began.
As we left Rochester the skies opened up , commiserating what I was feeling inside! I already missed her!