Since last night, I've been having a lot of anxiety symptoms over my son and his father coming up on Sunday to pick up the rest of difficult child's belongings. (Recap: kicked him out almost a month ago, and he's been living with his father 300 miles away for about 3 weeks now. Before that, he hadn't spoken to his father or responded to his emails in about 6 months. They don't get along well, and are extremely similar people. Not in good ways. The ex is verbally abusive and physically intimidating, although he never actually hit me. He prefers to loom and invade space, avoiding anything that he could actually get in legal trouble for.) My goal is to arrange things so that they spend the least amount of time in my apartment (and, if I can avoid the ex coming in at all, that's what I'd prefer). I have about an hour and a half of work to do to make that happen, which I'll get done tomorrow. They haven't shared with me when they're thinking of coming, and the ex is completely random - they could show up at 10 am after getting on the road at 5, or they could mozey on in at 4 pm, or anything in between - so the friends who were going to hang around with me had to cancel, because I really couldn't give them a good window. Right now, I just feel like throwing up or hiding under my desk. Don't know which one I'm dreading more - difficult child or the ex. difficult child has been acting exactly like the ex lately (down to phrases, facial expressions and mannerisms), which really makes me not want to be around him at all.