And, I'm back.

I stayed out of town for barely twelve hours. I got a call Thursday night from my wife in the emergency room. By the next morning, she was in surgery having her appendix removed. I asked if we could keep it so I could prove to my employer that I wasn't just coming back home to watch basketball.
Things are going well. She will come home tonight but will be down and out for a while since they had to do a little more than the typical procedure for it. I will miss the entire trip, but they are in good hands and I'm sure they will take pictures!