Hubby figured out yesterday that we'd be leaving in two weeks. Somehow it hit him hard when he realized he'd be leaving the cats at home with me. The blind one is really attached to hubby this summer -- so it will be hard on both cat and hubby. Also, my cats aren't exactly good at IM and talking on the phone --so staying connected is more of a challenge
To make him feel a little better we booked his first airline ticket home today for Labor Day weekend. He can be home by 5:30 on Thursday and not have to leave until 6:40 on Monday night... a nice long weekend for us. We've already made plans to go to the state fair on that Friday to eat food on a stick and visit the political booths (yea, we're nerds -- we go to the state fair for the politics, so sue me).
I also figured out that, on a normal week I can be in Omaha by about 5:30 on Thursday and not have to leave until Monday mornings at 7:00.... sure, a 7:00 AM flight more or less sucks and turns my Mondays into marathons (out the door by 5 AM, fly, teach two sections, coach debate at night until about 10PM) -- but, it gives me three full days with my sweetie -- so it will be worth it.