At least the carryon luggage fits, mostly - the box for my wedding dress is 46 inches, where they require 45, but I don't think that's too big of a problem, and my little duffel is well within the size of "a personal item." That much is good, at least.
Sigh. Anyone have experience with American Airlines and how anal they're likely to be? I've only ever flown UsAir and JetBlue, so don't have any prior knowledge of them.
In other news, we bought deck cleaner, a sprayer, and lawn-moss-killer stuff today at Home Depot. The HD needs to have a bigger lot - it takes 20 minutes of vulturing to find a spot there, which is teh suck. Now just need to go outside and actually clean the deck...whee. I want to have a bbq/games party next Friday before we go, so that's the incentive to clean the deck.