Finally, last night, I was able to stop pensively awaiting the plaintive cry of the beeper. However, relaxation wasn't to be that easy, as a close relative who apparently doesn't want the whole world to know she's under the weather (and, no, it isn't forestcats) ended up in an ER in the Valley, and we've been hanging on the iPhones waiting for text updates from the one person allowed to be with her in the ER. Things are OK; she was admitted for observation and is likely to be out this afternoon.
We're going to have a very busy day, and we'll be traveling back and forth over the LA freeway system. Joy.