I was going to Portland the weekend of the 12th, but a long time family friend died last week and today was the wake.
I also got my taxes done. I should get a $600 refund which, will all go to a sleeping bag. I was at R.E.I. and the only sleeping bag good down to -10f AND big enough for me to fit in is $750. Given that I very rarely camp in -10f conditions, I may just see if I can find some place to rent a sleeping bag.
Lilly was also supposed to meet the dog sitter for Africa, but that didn't happen.
I may have to break down and actually start using my Flickr account. I got an early birthday gift of a PhotoTrackr Lite, for the Africa trip. It should help me photo log the trip with geo-tagging.