I made it! What a trip - hours and hours waiting to see whether I'd get on the space-available flight to Seattle, then waiting there before flying to Atlanta and then Charlotte. Mom and Dad met me there and drove me the 2+ hours to their house, where I could finally breathe again.
It has been a really tough week or so. Josh is away on the ship for the first time, not for long thank goodness, but still. There's some other stuff going on too, but suffice to say that I'm in South Carolina now, eating my mother's famous mac and cheese with collard greens and cuddling three puppies. I'll be here a couple weeks.