Yes, we're alive. We arrived safely despite the horrible rain and itchy hotel carpet from the overnight stay.
However, my laptop died a horrid, tragic death upon on arrival to Michigan. Something about expired anti-virus software and unsecured network at the hotel and vibrations of being on the floor of the van (please note: never EVER put your computer on the floor of a moving vehicle: LEARN FROM ME).
Lots of discussion about a ruined hard drive and yadda, yadda, yadda loosing all the photos and yadda, yadda, yadda not bringing the emergency back up disk and yadda, yadda, yadda, DEAD.
And I spent hours crying and mumbling about no access to bloglines and woe is me, my computer is dead and waaaaaahhhhh.
Aaron, God bless his nerdy soul, bought an external hard drive and worked some voodoo magic on it and viola, 24 hours my laptop is up and running.
Because, otherwise, you know we would be leaving for home today. Mama can't survive without her computer.
(Oh, the patheticness.)
Computer aside, the human species of the family is surviving very well. One slight reaction to some chicken (which was "hormone free" but not "antibiotic free" and had a list - list! - of ingredients -- raw chicken should not have a list of ingredients) but nothing too major.
And fun! Actually having fun!
Only issue with the fun-ness? It takes over an hour to get anywhere. But still! Fun! Nevertheless!
And! We are all alive!