Well, so. I wound up driving up to see Brian, Brenda (not Dutch's wife, the other one) and some of their neighbors, kids & in-laws by myself, and P missed a pretty nice drive up US 15 to Point of Rocks and on into Frederick. Meat was grilled (including deer which was AWESOME), other foods eaten, much conversation was had and edminster even made an appearance, which I was glad to see since he hasn't posted since disappearing into the fleshpots of Vegas. All too soon it was 10 PM, and I needed to hit the road back to Chantilly by way of the all-night Wal-Mart so I could obtain foodz and more maps, and also by way of the Waffle House so I could stoke the fires and add coffee so I could be sure of arriving in Chantilly instead of decorating a tree en route. This I then did, and got back here about 0100.
Tomorrow I need to get some stuff out of storage, like more work shirts. I also need to call the MN DVS and ask them WTF I should do about my now-expired tabs, and get some other answers about PO boxes and bank accounts. All this, more job hunting, and a few more chapters of McAuslan Entire, which Dutch was kind enough to lend me on Saturday. Insh'allah.