David has been gone for 12 days.
I have been working every night 9PM to 1AM and looking after the Trilogy during the day. We have had our ups and downs...but mostly, I am happy to report, our time alone went very well. Funny how the bewitching hours are not that bewitching when you pace yourself, and fill them with fun activities.
I would never have been able to survive these 12 days without the wonderful help of my parents and my best buddy Couz. My parents took the kids for a weekend so that I could rest, work, and get a few things done. It was wonderful. They are wonderful.
Couz, a friend for over 15 years, volunteered to babysit so that I could work. I had lined up 3 friends to help out - but alas, only Couz was able to commit and help out. He came every weeknight at 9PM and some days did not get relinquished from duty till 2AM. I am forever indebted to him. What an amazing friend.
David arrives home tonight at midnight...I am happy and excited...and I am proud that we all survived!