I wouldn't be able to use it for long on the train (from what I've read) and that's the only sizable piece of time I expect to spend just sitting. I'm really hoping that I can fill out all of the rest of my brief stay in Chicago with visiting people.
And if people aren't available, a trip to the Zoo or the Botanical Gardens would be an acceptable substitute. Sitting at the apartment reading email, just, isn't.
So I'll have email until tonight, but I will check in here now and again from my MiL's machine.
A couple of people responded about getting together, but there's no set plans other than the picnic on Saturday. How about Dim Sum in Chinatown on Sunday? How about Tokyo Marina on Monday?
Or you can ring my cell at 206-390-0768, and we'll set something up at the time.