Had fun with my houseguest & the folks I managed to introduce her to. Also enjoyed cooking out, and felt good---as I'd anticipated---to have O back at the house, Now Under New Management (if retaining a decided air of the previous going concern).
It's good to have my guest coming back for a brief second appearance, too. Took the pressure off trying to fit everything in while she was here before, which I reckon faciliated our mostly laid-back, casual time just hangin' & playing it by ear. Also, having her coming back means getting to hear the poop on her conference in Toronto, and (believe it or not) I'm much looking forward to that debriefing. Not to mention---if she wins a free iPod, she's giving it to me.
Back to work.