(Note how I carefully did not say “all the baggage.”)
We have acquired an unusually vast amount of stuff to take home, this trip. We had come prepared with an extra suitcase, but we’ve still ended up borrowing one to bring home. Once we’ve dispersed the loot amongst the family it won’t be so dramatic a haul, but there’s still an Unusually Large amount of stuff this time around. Fewer books than usual, mind you, but still not an insignificant number, and an awful lot of clothes and just…stuff!
I did get a spiffy new backpack that has a Media Pocket up at the nape (allowing me to put my phone there, so hopefully it won’t get stolen out of the backpack again, sigh), and, having gotten myself a Media Pocket, got myself some headphones so that perhaps someday I will actually start using my phone as a Media Playing Device (to this end I have also actually, y’know, like, downloaded some music onto it, including the inevitable purchase of the GotG soundtrack :)). Although I’m going to also have to get myself an armband or something so I don’t have to actually lug the backpack around any time I want to go for a Walk With Music. But importantly, the inside of the backpack is kind of water resistant, so if I ever swim again it’ll be good for carrying wet towels in! :)
The Fantasy Fudge Fundraiser has leapt up today. I shall therefore announce that the $5K Walker Papers goal will be my basic fudge recipe, delivered in short story form as Joanne tries to make fudge. (Joanne cannot cook. It practically writes itself!) It will be made available to all backers. :)
If it cracks the $3750 Sampler Box perk level today I’ll do something else cool storywise with it, and by ‘today’ I probably mean ‘before I pack up the computer to fly away home tomorrow morning’. :)
Ah. The dryer has stopped, so now I can get, fold and pack the rest of the clothes, save what we’ll be wearing tomorrow…