Today: got brunch with martin, neal, tom, ellen, pete, norm. While I really can't stand F&F late at night anymore, their french toast is quite tasty. Very nearly got pulled into a game of puerto rico, but I had totally promised myself I would get some work done immediately after breakfast, and I had been breaking self-promises nonstop since three weeks ago. It had to stop somewhere. Besides, pete always wins PR anyway.
The good news is that kaustuv and I actually did get the checkpoint under control. Mostly kaustuv, again. I am the crappiest partner evar. Oh well. I will continuously try to improve.
Got some dinner, came back home. Discovered adam and his parents assailing our dwelling in a vicious whirlwindy dervish of cleaning and home improvement. We have new shelves, and a quilt on the couch, and some other repurposed shelves, and much of the clean. I got in the spirit and helped wipe down the bathrooms some. Now it looks like I am being swept up in a second dinner. Woo.