July 31, 2008
Monday morning arrived and Rick began to load up the car. Amanda was in the living room pacing back and forth. She appeared to be having an argument with herself.
Rick did a final check on everything and would call his father later to give him an update. He watched Amanda as she rehearsed her conversation. He knew it was important and he chose not to make any jokes.
“Are you ready Amanda?” he asked. She simply nodded and followed him out to the car.
She dialed the number and waited for the connection.
“Hi Mom it’s me,” she said.