After extensive travels and equally extensive travails, I've made it home (despite, may I add, all the best efforts of Delta Airlines to prevent me from making it--although perhaps I shouldn't say that, since, although I am home, they still have my luggage. Typical.)
And it is good to be home. It would have been better if the Flood Repair Fairies had visited in my absence, but alas, no.
However, I cannot begin to express the feeling of returning home and finding a veritable stack of boxes containing books from my wish list
And so, thank you Mary, and Catherine, and Vicki, and Danielle, and michael, and two others whose invoices were torn in such a way as to obscure your names.
I continue to be amazed at your generosity--although, from what I know of you from online interactions, not terribly surprised. But utterly grateful.
Thank you all, and I wish you--wish us--
a good, happy, and productive 2005.