yes! my FFs arrived home safe & sound in time for our Christmas gatherings, thank God. big plus, is no one had to work, no one burned the gravy, we didn’t run out of snacks, and everyone liked their material gifts. My best “present” was to have them present at home again.
War stories will be shared when embers burn low; in the meantime I catch bits & pieces as friends and extended family gather to visit. (I’m not letting any of them stack logs in my fireplace; *L*)
To all: drive defensively – stay safe on the highways and byways, lots of idiots on the roads. Best wishes for a good 2004! as others have said, never miss an opportunity to hug your loved ones or tell them how much they are appreciated