husband left this morning with Jessie and thank you. They were only 17 minutes past the time he wanted to leave - I was hugely impressed, LOL!!! They picked up Wiz and drove to husband's sister's house. Then they got her SUV and are now high-tailing it to NM. They will be gone until Tues night!!! It is just the kitties and me! oh, and that dumb bird. But all is mellow. I just had one thing I needed that I couldn't get before they left. I had to have a prescription filled today. doctor dated it so it couldn't be done yesterday. Since my car is dead I asked my mom to go and get it. She dropped it off with some shorts and pants she altered for thank you. She and my dad have this time all to themselves and have already told my bro and sister in law that they are "off-line" as far as babysitting and other helping unless it is a big emergency! I may pop in here, but mostly am planning to sleep. Have a great week everyone!