Hero just called; he's in the US!!! He could be home in two days, but it's more likely that it will be sometime after Thanksgiving! I'm so excited, I can hardly sit still- which is good because I've got a lot to do in the next couple of days. :D
Please pray that I remember not to kill myself trying to get the house "spotless" in the next couple of days. It's more important for him to have a sane wife to come home too than an insanely (impossibly?) clean house.