I don't have time to write the rest of the story tonight since my mom is leaving in the morning. Since I want to spend time with her tonight, you'll just have to wait one more day. But I did want to leave you this a conversation I had with Danielle this evening - she really is a character:
Danielle comes running into the living room from her bedroom. She flops up on the counch next to me and says, "Mom, there's evil in my room!"
Me: "Really, what kind of evil?"