Well, even though it was a sad event that brought you out here, it sounds like it will be nice to be with all your family this holiday (and a good thing too, hopefully!)
UGGHH!! HATE packing after going somewhere!! NOTHING ever fits like it should! Could you box up some stuff and ship it?
Had the thought that you left a house hold of men alone for a LONG time, Jeanne. Did everyone survive? Is the house still standing? (like they would tell you otherwise! snort)