Guess what I did today? I booked my airline tickets for the Chicago trip! Woo hoo! It is REALLY going to happen. I'm sure some of you were thinking that I may change my mind or back out at the last minute with some flimsy excuse. Hell, I thought I might do that. But there is no going back now. The dates have been picked, the flight has been booked ($237 round trip thanks to Southwest Airlines). Now just need to work on the hotel and the itinerary. I'm excited. Thank you to everyone out there for all your little pushes.