I'm happy to be connected again - the super 8 in La Grande was supposed to have wireless access, but their vendor was having trouble getting the project completed. So that's what's up with the strangely time-stamped posts, I wrote them off line. I suppose I should have switched options to date posts from the time the window was opened, but I failed to remember that was an option until just now. Ah well.
It will be good to get home. In keeping with the weekend's theme of Murphy, the motel key-card programming machine was on the blink when we arrived, requiring them to escort us to our room and let us in with the pass-key, and then deliver our newly minted key-cards later when the machine was repaired. Fortune favored us with only a small wait for this, thankfully.
The cat probably thinks I've abandoned her again. Moh.