I am happy to say that we survived just fine! Thanks to some tips from friends who are used to traveling husbands, my younger brother who slept here at night to prevent me from hearing noises all night long, and Mike's parents for coming to the beach with us, and watching the kids while I picked up Keira from school- we made it!
The uncharacteristic 85 degree weather helped too as it kept the kids busy doing things they haven't done all winter like playing with the hose and running around barefoot. While I am not ready for Mike to travel any time soon the whole thing went much better than I thought. I am very very grateful that he is home as much as he is and as helpful with the kids as he is.