So, yes, the Kid left yesterday. I miss her fiercely.
When T got home from picking up the niece, and they walked in the door, it was all I could do to keep from saying: "Why are you people still here?"
I managed to keep that to myself. Just barely, but I behaved. They are trying to be extra nice to me, which I appreciate, but there is no filling of that void with empty words and nice behaviour.
I'll get over it. I always do. And, this time I really have something to look forward to: the relocation of the Kid to Portland! That's what I've got and I'm going with it.