Thursday we awoke to the news that Europe was closed, so the Europeans at the conference began the scramble which I imagine continues still, to get home, or find something to do with their extended vacation and dwindling resources. I drove to the airport in Boston with a car full of (American) colleagues, met toxicfur there, and flew to North Carolina.
We've been visiting the brothers and their childe progenye. And today the siblings got together without spouses ("There's a Holiday Inn in $town, and they have free wi-fi!") to talk about what's to become of their mother's house, which has been vacant, but cared for, these last two years. The idea seems workable... we'll see what becomes of it after the numbers are run and people sleep on it for a bit.
Tonight toxicfur and her friend S are out for drinks. They have a great deal of catching up to do; they were friends in college but haven't really seen much of each other since. Until facebook. Which in itself is remarkable. I hope they have fun.
I'm going to bed. I'm too old to sleep past 7am or so, it seems, having done the experiment. Which means I drag through the day if I'm not in bed by 11. Preferably 10. No night-life for me.
We have one more day here, which will be good, just chillin' and decompressing. Then an afternoon/evening/night of travel, and another day off work for the retrieving of dogs from the boarders and sleeping in and getting reacquainted with my own bed.
It's been good, but I'm tired. I'll feel better in the morning.
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