While Ari was getting her stuff together before we headed out this morning, I checked my work email -- I almost didn't 'cause I didn't want our parting to be colored by me being all cranky (yesterday I'd had a number of emails requiring I do an assortment of work, which was really inconvenient timing).
There was an email from Ian from yesterday afternoon, titled "please read: final AEA logistics," and for a split-second I thought, "What is there still left for me to do?" but it was an email to everyone going to SF with a sort of refresher summary of need-to-know for the weekend.
From the email:
SA Elizabeth will be in San Francisco. (SA stands for "Super Assistant," if you didn't know.)I literally felt like some of the weight of all this had been lifted off of me.
I emailed him back: "You make me feel so much better about doing all this work. Seriously, I mean it."
I'm now back to worrying that the binders we sent won't have arrived, that I won't be able to figure out how to connect to the hotel wireless, that something will go wrong with the catering, etc., but it was a nice feeling at the time.
Fri. Jan. 2: United 177 [11:20 am - 3:03 pm] BOS-SFO
Mon. Jan. 5: American Airlines 194 [1:35 pm - 10:00 pm] SFO-BOS
Staying at the Hotel Nikko. I'll have my cell and a loaner laptop, so I should be reachable.