My dad answered the door as I looked out the window at the UPS truck idling outside.
The package was signed for, and handed to... me?
"2nd Day Air...
FROM: Office of Undergraduate Admissions..."
My father and I went upstairs to wake up my mother.
I opened the box and opened the enclosed binder. I began reading the letter in the front folder-pocket:
On behalf of the Admissions Committee and the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis, I am delighted to offer you admission to the School of Engineering & Applied Science Class of 2007..."