Seymour is gone for five days. With my blessings. This conference is very important for his career status, and also for networking with his peers in a rather obscure branch of professional geekitude.
But while he's gone, I am going to be sad and lonely. I will also stress about being the sole cowpoke tending our terrible trio of tots. Please feel free to feel sorry for me--in an empathetic rather than pitying way--as I already feel sorry for myself and could use a bit of cheer.