Well, at least I got a lot of nice birthday greetings today–from you (now how do I say this without sounding pompous?). You know who you are! So I just wanted to post my thanks, rather than leaving a comment that some of you would miss.
Things didn’t much work out today, although I did finally get back across the mountains in time to help First Prester Orth with what’s going to turn out to be a kind of missionary work he least expects to undertake.
And would you believe it? The whole subplot just popped into my head as I typed that last sentence. Wow! The day turned out good, after all.