It's funny what an hour of webtime can do. jonbaker came home. I put the chicken breasts in a saute pan and nuked some precut carrots, and he gave me many, many, many hugs, and dinner was really good and my sink is clean (thank you, Jonathan), and I'm feeling a whole lot better.
I have a wonderful husband. And wonderful friends, too. I'm sorry for dumping on you, but it helped a lot.