Actually, a week to ten days. Our daughter, Cary, after completing two years at a local community colllege, is off to Chicago to complete her undergraduate degree.
We had a little gathering for her the other night down the street at a watering hole/restaurant where she had worked for several years. Since she is not interested in having her faerie face on the Internet (or in any picture, for that matter), I've uploaded the image to the left, showing a sign one of the current waitresses at said watering hole made in her honor. (To read the sign clearly, you may have to click on the picture to see it full size.)
Note the black balloons, mourning her departure...
Personally, I am looking forward to seeing some old friends in Milwaukee and to showing Junior the sights, such as the hospital in which she was born and the Church where she was baptized as well as the campus of Marquette University, where, back during the Carter administration, I played out a few years of my largely misspent youth.
I'll try to check in from time to time, maybe even post something if possible. In the meantime, keep us in your prayers.