Then we went out to dinner together (Tom and Ken, both geologists, had yet to meet) at "their" Mexican restaurant.
Tomorrow Colleen will come get me (my car is still at her house since I don't drive after dark) and we will sew some more. With a little luck I will make substantial progress on my gifts. So far (and I hope The Universe does not take this as a 'challenge'!) my hand has been cooperating enough to let me get stuff done. My back is still kvetching, but at least seems to be getting better... although at a slow pace.
Tired - guess it's time to crawl into bed and read.