August 17th, 2009

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Day 20: And So Ends the Train Trip

I woke up around 7:00 just before Dunsmuir, a stop we should have made some hours earlier, but that didn't bother me because I'd had probably the best night's sleep I'd had on the train on the whole trip, thanks to relief over the stress of Motor Coach Doom and not needing to be up early.

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At about 4:15, we rolled into Salem, and Lisa's father was waiting for us. We were slightly over two hours late, but considering that yesterday evening we were contemplating an arrival sometime around midnight and trying to convince a taxi driver to take us 30 miles out into the country, this was a minor issue.

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Returning to Mehama, we unpacked and Lisa sent me over to her father's house to check mail and post about how the last couple of days went. There was a lot of mail. Unfortunately, I hit the wrong button and permanently deleted what was almost certainly a real message that had been false-flagged as spam. If you sent me something about Girl Genius's Hugo Award and didn't get a reply from me, I apologize!

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I'm sufficiently dug out from immediate e-mail concerns to shut down soon and go get to bed early. I have to be working again tomorrow, and I see that there is a project waiting for me, so I'm not in the mood to stay up all night dealing with lower-priority item.