No. He is still not there. I need more concentration than I had this weekend to work on all his fiddly stitches. Instead I give you a wooden bird feeder. This is what I stitched on the plane on Friday.
This was my progress as of Saturday night. I got a lot done listening the to long, long inquisition.
And here is what I added on the flights home. More bird feeder and more leaves. If anything the flights home were better than the flights out. Yes, there was weather in Chicago. It's December. There is always weather at O'Hare in Chicago. But we got on the 3:30 pm flight (which left at 4:30 pm), rather than the 5:00 pm flight we were scheduled for (which was rumored to leave at 7 pm and which would have made us miss our connection to the Las Vegas flight at 8:10 pm). By the time we got to Chicago, the weather had calmed down and our Las Vegas flight left on time and got in early. The plane was so empty that James and I each had a row to ourselves. He slept stretched out and I spread out to stitch. There won't be much stitching done this week. We are holding two parties. On Thursday a group of friends will be here to bake cookies for the Holiday party on Saturday night.
The convention was alright. We got to see a lot of our friends in a very relaxed mood. James got snapped up by the Treasury Department for Denvention (the Worldcon in Denver next August). In Denver, I am going to work for Melbourne, Australia (which will almost definitely be the Worldcon in 2010, though the voting is not until Denver). The Head of Programming for Denver saw my demo programming database written in Filemaker and wants to use it. So that means a lot of cleaning up and documentation needs to be done before I ship it to her in January. That's OK, as I need to do some of this for the programming I will be doing for the July, 2008, Westercon in Las Vegas.
Yes, we ate a LOT of lobster, but none at the Legal Test Kitchen. They are behind the security gates in Terminal A, as is the Legal Express in Terminal B. So we ate at the regular Legal Seafood restaurant in Terminal C twice (lobster bisque, clam chowder, lobster rolls, fried clams, and FABULOUS crab cakes) and had Lobster Benedict for breakfast at the hotel.