I have to say, Arisia
is a fabulous place to spend a blizzard. Had wonderful snuggles with cathijosephine
(especially, but also with other people), got to see quite a bit of shadesong
(who ended up crashing in the same room I ended up crashing in on Sunday night), got to catch up and do some talking with surrealestate
, made it to three panels (a lot fewer than I had intended, but nice nonetheless), got to say hi to lots of people I don’t see very often and lots I do, and got to see the wonderful docorion
, visiting from the tropics. Had yummy Sichuan food at P. F. Chang’s, which I’d never been to, with cathijosephine
, and Mr. Pet, that being the only time between Friday afternoon and this morning that I left the hotel.docorion
and I got back home (after dropping shadesong
at the airport and surrealestate
at home, with a brief stop at the Diesel to empty and refill our bladders) to the lovely sight of a partially cleared driveway and completely cleared sidewalk, since our wonderful second-floor tenants had managed to get into the barn (which took some doing only because the lock was frozen shut) and get the snowblower and done a lot of work. docorion
is away being social, and I had a nice meditative time (no, seriously!) clearing the rest of the driveway and a couple spots in front of the house.
On a less pleasant note, when we got home all the water pipes in the kitchen and bathroom were frozen. O turned up the heat and judiciously applied space heaters, and at this point the kitchen sink and shower are working again (which reminds me; I should take a shower and warm up).
All in all, I came through the Great Blizzard of ought-five pretty well.
And I adore cathijosephine
, but you knew that.