Always interesting to see what other languages do.
There were also additional contrib copies of From the Trenches and Fall and Rise, along with a book Bruce Taylor sent to tillyjane, in my care, and another box of Mainspring ARCs. Even better were a couple of unlooked-for payments which will cover the last of my Norwescon expenses and much of the balance of my Rio Hondo expenses. Plus the new toaster oven I ordered to replace the old one which had finally given up after 10 years of impact trauma, open flames and cat hair.
On the plane on the way home I had the privilege of reading a galley of the anthology Prime Codex, from Paper Golem Books. klingonguy has picked a heck of a volume to lead with in his new role as publisher. There was one story which rang flat for me, the rest ranged from great to somewhere beyond excellent. I promised klingonguy I'd consider blurbing it, and the book far exceeded my expectations. He'll be seeing that blurb shortly, and you should definitely check it out.
Things are a bit suboptimal here at Rancho Lake right now, so continued wit and erudition may be held in abeyance. Further reports as events develop. At any rate, I am home safe.