Things never to do NUMBER ONE: Let your passport expire without noticing until the day before you need to use it.
If anyone has a fairy godmother who does emergency passports, please let me know. We're working on it, if we can just get to Miami in time, etc.
Updated: We think it'll work out and we'll just get there a day and a half or so later. Keep your fingers crossed for understanding airport agents (so far, so good) and passport people. Also, for passport cancellations at the Miami center tomorrow! (I have an appt. but Thursday, but we could go standby tomorrow evening if I managed to get in early.) Oh and HEY, if anyone lives in Miami and I've spaced and you want to grab dinner or something (or has a recommendation for a hotel), let me know.