I waited and waited all weekend, mostly with patience. Joy and Jessica called from the road yesterday because they had gone down our road but not all the way and weren't sure if it was the right road. Joana drove me to the turnoff, plates and bowls of lunch in tow, and parked her rental so J&J could spot us. I was SO HAPPY to see Joy and meet Jessica. They shared beer and snacks and hugs. It was so great to feel that young, beautiful, big wide energy. Joy wants to create an urban retreat/residency and I am ALL over that shit, b/c the world definitely needs more of those.
In case you haven't noticed, I'm going a little stir crazy. I miss proximity to the opposite sex (or even just the option for proximity once in a while), and am a little stressed by the whole "is this enough food until our next grocery run?" survival strategy. But I had a good work day, thanks to Chris' brilliant suggestion to use the sink as a vat. Duh. It even looks like the vats I first made paper in. I undid the plumbing, stopped it up, and voila! I can finally make decently sized sheets. What a relief. Doing all the 5x8" ones were making me insane.
Tomorrow: presentations to the community at the Sheridan bookstore! It'll be nice to meet new people and have dinner in town.