Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Arrival

I got up much too early for my taste this morning and managed to get on the road just before 6 AM. Traffic was as light as one could ever hope for on a Sunday morning, and I somehow managed to breeze my way up to Reno in a mere 4 1/2 hours, which I consider quite amazing. The hotel had a room for me already, and told me that I won't have to change rooms on Tuesday even though I have two separate back-to-back reservations, although I'll have to go down that day and check out/check in and recode the room keys.

As I was moving a load of my stuff in from the car, I heard my name being paged to return to the front desk. When I got there, I found that Lisa had arrived earlier this morning and was waiting for me. We were going to move her stuff from her van, but she noticed that I was very much in need of a meal, so we went to the Atlantis' Manhattan Deli. We both had the matzoh ball soup, which was okay, but pretty meh compared to the nice place in Toronto near the convention center at Torcon 3. No matter how hungry I was, I shouldn't have ordered a full bowl of soup and a full-sized salami sandwich, and Lisa's stomach was complaining from over-eating after the plate of salmon and mini-bagels on top of the soup. Portion sized are quite large: be warned!

We then moved Lisa's things into the room, and she settled in for a nap, which she needed because she'd driven all night, not having been able to sleep. I can't blame her. I then went over to the storage locker (which is so close that I really could have just walked over there; I'd forgotten how close it was to the Atlantis) and got her electric ice chest out of storage so we can have a mini-fridge in the room once she wakes up and connects it. (I'm not sure how the wiring works on it since it's designed for use in vehicles, not on house current, and I don't want to mess anything up.

Once I finish unpacking, I'm thinking of taking a nap myself. I'm very tired, with much less excuse than Lisa. But now we're in and everything seems okay. Tomorrow will be another very early day because we have to be in Fernley before 8 AM to meet the house inspector, which means leaving here before 7, which for me means being up before 6. Expect me to be offline much of tomorrow.
Tags: house, lisa, renovation, travel, worldcon
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