She had been trying to call me, but (of course) the phone was off-line. Finally, she thought to check LiveJournal, saw my petulant posting, and called Audra and Eileen's place. She was tired and hungry (having been at work for over 11 hours) and I was recovering from being worried, so it wasn't the BEST of conversations. I thinkstaying here last night was the better idea, for that very reason: No need to dump all that emotional crap on someone trying to get back into the swing of things.
So, the cell's back on, and I need to get my butt home with the pork buns so I can a) do chores, and b) do something about the financial situation to get us through a few more months.
More on that later: I just wanted to provide some closure to all the people that actually follow this little melodrama.