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The days seem to swirl by faster than the leaves scatter off of the tree out front.

World Fantasy Con was a blast, OryCon was short but great fun, and Marty and I spent today's school holiday visiting friends in Seattle and interfering with them getting their work done.

My big plans for the weekend: Assemble our newly acquired lawn mover and attempt a neatening pass on the grass outside. Empty at least a dozen more boxes from the living room and kitchen areas. Bake cookies for the school's Recreation Night. Update LiveJournal more than once every other month.

My dilemma for later this month: Do I, or do I not, drive all the way from Seattle to Chicago and back? There's about a van load of stuff left behind from our move, some of which is now making its absence felt. If I pay to have the stuff moved, we're looking at around $1,200 to $1,500 - more than I'm willing to spend. If I fly over, and rent a van, that's ~$900 to $1,000 - still uncomfortably high. And I already own a van, so renting one seems particularly frustrating.

Present plan, assuming I get Mike to agree: take Marty along for company, leave the weekend before Thanksgiving, arrive probably Tuesday, pack the van, have big family dinner Thursday, leave Friday, get back Sunday or Monday. Lots of slack time built in for naps, rest stops. Biggest expense is gas (considerable, but not the same order of magnitude as movers) and hotels. Could be fun. Or, could be hideous.

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alicebentley
Nov. 15th, 2004 12:55 am (UTC)
And now that you've got me thinking about it - WOULD you like to drive to Chicago and back? I realise "could you" is another, equally valid question. I still haven't talked to Mike about anything (he's getting back really late tonight) but I know his main objection to the idea was my being the only driver.

And it would be a great chance to actually get to know you.
marykaykare
Nov. 17th, 2004 07:06 am (UTC)
ack! You got buried in the inbox (there's a big fight on the SMOFCON list). If you had just asked day sooner I might have been able to say yes. Alas, the very day you asked I committed to cook Thanksgiving for some friends. If you and Marty end up going would Mike like to come to our Thanksgiving?

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