The office was located several miles away from the place where Idina would actually stay. When we got there, there were lots of sick-looking girls outside. Definitely not the place where I wanted to leave my sister.
As we walked to the front door of the building where Idina would stay - it was called Cherokee - the woman who was leading us around pointed to the door.
On it was a poster that said something to the effect of, Welcome to Remuda, Idina! Idina gave a brave smile. Finally, she was starting to show some emotion about all this.
We went inside Cherokee, where Idina and my parents filled out another stack of paperwork. I sat there at the table, bouncing my knees against the table. There wasn't much else I could do as I waited.