― It's been a long (-ish) week around here. With Chip having an unexpected business trip planned and trying to finalize some things for Zach before he heads back to school, it's just a lot to take in. It's also been odd saying good bye to Libby's friends. We won't see any of them again until Thanksgiving, which doesn't seem quite right. They are here all the time. This house is going to be very quiet in a couple of weeks. I find myself near tears many times during the day now as I begin to [...].