In other news, yesterday afternoon I received a call from my parents to let me know they were packing up and planning to leave Florida pretty shortly. For the last two weeks they had been down there working on the largest remaining part of my grandfather's estate: the house. On their way home to the farm they plan to stop here for the night (even if I can't put them up in the guest room right now) just so they can spend a bit of time with lady_curmudgeon and I. Since I have plenty of vacation time to burn I figured I'd just stay home for today -- the only major thing that's going on at the office is the holiday party that $EMPLOYER puts on every year and I don't think that compares to having family visit.
Knowing how my father drives I expect that they'll be ringing my doorbell sometime later this afternoon. If things work out well our friends Heather and Garry K will be joining the four of us for dinner, maybe over at Cheddar's.