I guess The Wife told The Girls the general outlines of why we're suddenly, out of the blue, going off on an extended driving trip. They are, understandably, freaked out. Especially #1. I worry about her. When I was a kid, we moved to Chicago from New York when I was between 2nd and 3rd grades and it messed me up good. I hope #1 (who is 11, and going into 6th) can keep her shit together, she's so smart, I would hate to have her collapse under the emotional pressure of this. I'm also not happy about leaving their Dojo ... obviously, none of these places are likely to have anything comparable to what they've been in at Degerberg.
I could still win the Lotto, right? Still plenty of time to win the Lotto.