I've gotten sucked in and have been watching videos of soldiers coming home and crying my eyes out for about 2 hours. Definitely not a good way to spend the holiday. I'm spending the morning at the hotel waiting for The General to get done with work for the day. It's been 33 days since The General left home to work on the Gulf Coast. I'm thinking of it as a "mini-deployment." I'm so blessed that I'm able to talk to him most every day and that I can come visit him. But it still sucks having him away from home.