Thanks Amy for the good thoughts! Thought I'd do one last update before we leave - we leave in the morning! And I am definitely too excited to sleep! Hubby had a great check up at the cardiologist yesterday - yeah! Went to work today and found out that my position is one of those "reimbursable" deals where it is being funded by another organization. And lo and behold - I will still be paid if the Federal Government shuts down! The rest of my office will be furloughed but I will need to report to work (or take my vacation like I've planned). They did try to force me to cancel my leave but there is no way I'm canceling this trip! We've spent too much money. But at least I know I'll be getting a paycheck! Everything is pretty much packed just need to do a couple of things tomorrow morning after dropping off the dog and cat for their vacation at the vet. Our vet does pet boarding. I'm really going to miss my babies! But I know they will be in good hands - we love our vet and the staff there is great and just love our furbabies. Well, time to get the laundry out and finish the packing. Take everyone!