Ista has her stitches out and is an extremely happy pup. When I took her leash off in the backyard, she did a series of extremely high rabbit-leaps through the hostas, just to show that she could, and then came in to show off her newly un-Frankinpupped self to markgritter and dd_b, who are working at the kitchen table.
timprov had been thinking of going with me to Madison, but his health yesterday and today made it clear that that he's just not going to be able to do 4+ hours of car and so on, at least not in any way that would be positive. So I'll be heading out on my own by 8:00 tomorrow morning. I've arranged to meet my old college friend AthosAerich Andrew for lunch when I get there, somewhere around the hotel, and then I will go headfirst into con stuff, to emerge sometime Sunday evening. I don't know when I'll be getting home. I will be borrowing timprov's laptop (and testing its previously untested wireless capabilities), and I will make a stab at checking my e-mail, but how much I read lj, post, and answer e-mails will depend heavily on how much sleep I get. That is, if I wake up at 5:00 a.m. (as I did this morning), you're much more likely to hear from me while I'm waiting for the rest of the world to wake up. (On the other hand, 5 is still early enough that it might be reasonable to go find the people who haven't gone to bed yet.) Don't worry if you don't hear from me after tomorrow morning.