We made it, but not without our own issues
John got back on Friday and the house had not burned to the ground, everyone was clean and sort of rested, but...
A storm Wed. night/Thurs. morning had awakened Lauren and me during the night causing her to cry, "Momma! Please come! Momma! Please come!" over and over and how could I not go? So she slept in our bed with me with the understanding that Thursday night she would be back in Lauren's bed, and she was. The truck overheated, but was able to be limped home, but that left us trapped at home. Fortunately, it was really to hot to be out anywhere anyway, and we have a good friend who was more than happy to act as our taxi.
We can do it without John, but who would want to?