At 1:18 p.m., I got a call from a phone number I didn’t recognize. It was grrlpup. She’d parked her car by Reed College to go for a run, but left the headlights on. She asked if it was convenient for me to come jump-start her car? Well, when I get a call like that, the answer is “Of course!” I went, did the bit with the jumper cables, got an appreciative hug, and was back at my computer before thirty minutes had elapsed.
Now it’s no longer Holiday time, it’s an evening before a Work Day. It went by too quickly, and there are still things on the List of Things To Do. But that’s pretty much a constant state, so no big deal. I know it really wasn’t a vacation, but I was glad for four days away from work.