This afternoon Sydney and I bought plane tickets to England. It took four hours and I verged on tears and epithets more than once (“What? They already had the price with taxes! Where is this extra $150 from? I can’t believe they tried to sneak that in!”), but we now have two plane tickets to England. I’ll be there something like 10 or 11 days in January, and Sydney will be there for more than two months, January to March. I’m still in sticker shock from buying the tickets, but I’ll soon get really excited about the trip itself. As for Sydney being excited–well, don’t hold your breath.