Brad got home late last night. When he travels he doesn't really count the day he is gone and the day he comes home as "being gone" since he is home at some point that day but I count it as "being gone" if the kids don't see him (and he isn't here to help me!!) and that is most of the time. He has been leaving early in the morning and coming home after the kids are in bed. While the kids don't see him at night, it is probably for the better because it would be really hard to get them to bed after such excitement. Instead, they wake up to daddy coming in their room and I hear a giggle come from them that says they are SO happy daddy is home and I just love that sound!!!