After checking in, which took forever, due to the woman ignoring us for a good 20 minutes, I went to security to say goodbye to the fam. Lots of sobbing ensued, which continued through security and people were asking me if I was ok. Actually, just the guy who took my ID. But still.
I slept the whole plane ride to SFO and now have about 2 hours til my next flight. Very exciting! and terrifying, but mostly exciting.