One piece of good news in this dismal week is that Laura is now with me in Washington, DC. Together, we will brave the political maelstrom [not that we can really see it, but you know what I mean…] and tour our nation’s capitol. We hope to visit as many museums and monuments as we can and maybe even take some good pictures. I tried before, but I never really wanted to wander around town all alone… it’s kinda depressing. But no more! I have a travel buddy. And even better: I have a holiday tomorrow so I can rest from the previous week’s emotional roller coaster.