The employers have done their part...the pay period we set aside for our annual trip to Vegas has posted to our account. I know it happens every month for me and twice a month for my wife...why, then, was I nervous about it this time when it is like clockwork every time? A little pre-trip paranoia!! The next milestone is getting our Southwest boarding passes tomorrow morning...I know that we could pay extra for the "Early Bird" but I usually have pretty good luck on getting group "A" if I am online exactly 24 hours out. Early Bird would probably work better for our trip back. I am still considering doing that. The "ranch" is being left in good hands. It is nice to have a few animals around since I come from a farming background, but it does make it interesting when you have to line people up to take care of things when you leave. That is all done now, too. I guess the negative of it is outweighed by the fresh eggs from our free-range hens everyone is always asking us for!!