in any case I don't think I can go to bed until they stop.
I'm here. it's cold which makes me very very happy. once the hiccups go away I will wrap myself in the air mattress and comforter to sleep in a cozy little column of bedding. it's an experiment. I will let you know how it goes.
there are probably many many ways in which I could describe the train ride but "slow" is the one word that leaps immediately to mind. I am beginning to see why people put up with the terror of flying except that I don't see why people put up with the terror of flying.
but then I don't see why people put up with the terror of using the telephone either. it may be that I was born at very much the wrong time.