August 29th, 2006

Kevin and Lisa

Silent Wife

Lisa woke up this morning with almost no voice. She writes that it doesn't actually hurt, unless she tries to speak. Possibly whatever was afflicting me earlier this week -- I had a very sore throat through the first three days of Worldcon, which is not good when you're someone who talks as much as I do -- has its hooks in her, or maybe something else. She really hasn't felt very well at all for much of the last ten days. Y'all who saw her at Worldcon saw her for the few hours of energy she'd have before having to go back and lie down for hours to recharge. It was very hard on her, and she did very much want to participate more on the convention.

Within the next hour, we will be on the road again heading for the Bay Area. Lisa's plan is to continue on to Oregon this afternoon/evening. The only problem with us getting off to such a slow start from here is that she'll be leaving the Bay Area during the afternoon commute, which is not a good thing.
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Having left Paso Robles around 12:30 or so, we got back to San Mateo around 4 PM, including several rest stops. Throughout the trip, Lisa scribbled away on a note pad from the hotel because she still couldn't speak.

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We had a late lunch or early dinner in San Mateo while she decided whether or not she wanted to stick around for another day. We went up to my office where her van was parked and moved stuff from my van to hers, and retrieved from my office a couple of things she'd felt uncomfortable storing in her van.

Lisa decided she'd go ahead and try and head back toward Oregon tonight. Her first leg is a relatively short one, going probably only as far as Dunnigan, where she will stop for a few hours sleep in her van. I bought her a smoothie from the Jamba Juice near my office, and that helped her get a tiny bit of her voice back. I told her to spend a few days resting when she gets home. She was sick to some extent for almost the entire trip, and kept beating herself up over not being 100%, which didn't really help.

Anyway, I then headed home, stopping first for groceries, and I got home around 8 PM. Still too tired to do anything about photos and con reports and such. As time permits over the next few days, I will work on it, probably by posting back-dated entries to the appropriate times and announcing their existence as new posts.

For now, I need to unpack enough so I can get to bed early. I'm working tomorrow, albeit from home.

Edit, 9:20 PM: Added picture.