I made it onto the 9:00 bus this morning with a few minutes to spare, and (much to everyone's surprise) the bus made it to New York on schedule — that never happens! (Since we passed a Fung Wah bus on the side of the road about to be towed, I'm glad I didn't take the 8:00 bus.)
nex0s met me at the bus stop in Chinatown, and we had yummy Dim Sum and did a lot of catching up. Then we walked to Kala's place and Kala met us and we went for a walk around the neighborhood, and Kala and nex0s chatted about music and the city. Then Kala and I went back to her place (which looks great!) and got to catch up and looked at photos. It's been great to see her. Then I went out to meet beetiger for dinner. We ended up at a place that mostly does Peking roast duck, which I'd never had before; it was yummy.
Now I am hoping K.'s phone starts working so I can tell her I'm back. :-) Still, the stairwell has hot and cold running net, so I'm doing fine. [Edit: I got in mere moments after posting that.]
It's great to be on a trip and not be worrying about the moving pod in the driveway!