Ha, a friend in New England says she can't imagine me anywhere except Pittsburgh. (Neither can I.) I've lived in California before, for four years -- in the southern part.

Scrib, you're welcome to stay with me whenever you're in the area -- if you don't mind a too-soft bed and sharing a bathroom with the cats. (Unless I can think of a better place to put the litter box.) But it's a roomy bathroom.

Thanks to everyone for your commiseration; I don't see how in the world I'm going to be ready by the 15th. The only time I come online any more is when I'm too exhausted to pack another book or lift another box.