But I am not 100% done yet (and I am worried that what I have revised still isn't good enough). I plan to look at the introduction (chapter 1) and the conclusion (chapter 6) a bit next week before we leave and then as soon as we come back, I will power through them and get these last two pieces in better shape (I need to probably make some changes based on the revising I did during the last four weeks of dissertation-alooza!)
The cool think -- and I say this almost timidly! -- is that I can "feel" being almost done. I hope this is the right kind of intuition because I could be completely wrong. It's possible that I may not be ready for my defense but ... I feel like I am getting close. I just hope that it's close close. Graduating in December is the most important goal in my life right now.