For Mom, who counts the days until I come home:

Leaving Chicago the 13th with Becky.
We are going to try and fit all of my stuff into Emily’s friend’s car, who is coming to pick Emily up a couple of days before. In the mean time, I will ship as much stuff as I can home.

From Chicago, we are driving to St. Louis, and I will remain there with Emily until the afternoon of the 17th when I will fly home to Denver.

I start work the 19th.

And suddenly, summer is over.