I'll be going downtown after I get in on Wednesday to take care of some business -clearing out my safe deposit box, among other things- but I still have Wednesday night open if folks want to get together before Detour. thaadd and I are going to do dinner on Thursday night, Detour eats my weekend, and I don't know what's going on Sunday evening or Monday during the day; Monday night is reserved for packing since the flight back to Dulles leaves at oh-dark-thirty from the Humphrey terminal.
I keep telling people who have been running around making "OMG the economy sucks, the sky is falling ZOMG PEAK OIL!" that they need to get some historical perspective. This is a large, complex economy, and while some folks in the commentariat are having hard times, others in the proletariat are doing just fine, thank you. It's not just me saying this, either; James Joyner points out that we're not in a depression or a recession, and in fact are enjoying some decent times at the moment no matter what the talking heads are saying.
Work, obviously, is slow.