Michael is one courageous man. He had a friend come in town this weekend and they took the kids, ALL 3, camping. They left this morning and will be back tomorrow. I have worked like crazy today, the house is the cleanest it has ever been, I have done all our laundry, changed sheets, washed quilts and duvets, and went to the grocery store. I have loved (and need) my time alone. But I'm about to crawl in bed and I want nothing more than for this crew to crawl in with me. Can't wait to see them tomorrow and hear about the trip.