The trip down was pretty uneventful. Cal fell asleep and everyone else listened to music. Brett was as ready to see us when we got there as we were to see him. Doug, Cam and Meg made the trek up to his room to have a look. They all said that Brett was more organized and neat than his roommate. After that we all took a walk over to Buffalouies, a Bloomington orignial, for dinner. It was packed and once we sat down the skies opened up to some much needed rain.
We made the hike back to the Union where Cal and Cam decided to take a break in the room. The rest of us headed to Barnes and Noble and Target. Brett and Meg each found a book that they were interested in and I braved a monsoon to pick up some trash bags, Crystal Light and Benadryl. We stopped by Pizza Xpress for breadsticks and Brett joined us in our room.
It was great to catch up with him. He missed us as we did him. We spent the evening asking him a lot of questions. Brett has met a lot of other students and attended a lot of activities. He is anxious about his classes as they seem a little too easy and undefined for him. He gets along well with his roommate and spends a lot of time talking with different people in the dorm. He attended the Bloomington Farmer's Market and saw a Macaw perched on a bike this morning. He is signed up to volunteer at the Auditorium and has already lost weight from all of the walking he has done. He left close to 11 p.m. I asked him to text me when he got back to his room. He laughed, so I guess he really is independent of us now!!