We told him we weren't sure how we were going to get back from AX, and he immediately pulled out his cell phone and asked when it was. So now it's looking like we finally have things just about in order.
Currently, he is under the impression that we'll want to be coming back to Fresno on the 3rd, which would mean no Disneyland for us. But if anyone by any chance wants us to be at Disneyland to save seats or something, he seems pretty flexible. But you'd better speak now, because we don't know what his work schedule's like or anything. I couldn't guarantee anything of course. We also told him we'd look into other options, because it's kind of a really huge favor to ask somebody to drive all the way from Fresno to Long Beach and back just to pick someone up. On the other hand, he has a friend in Northridge, so he seemed to like the idea of taking us down on Thursday and hanging out with his friend until Tuesday. So nothing's set in stone, but there's at least an outline, and that makes me happy.
The not quite so happy part is that it's looking like the only new set of costumes we'll have is Zorn and Thorn. If we could get to a fabric store, I might have time to make Hitachiin Cheshire Cat costumes (that way we won't need to find wigs, or at least it won't be as important) and Fine and Rain Royal Wonder Academy school uniforms. I really want to do Fine and Rain because the actress who played Rain will be at AX, but we just have to see what happens.
On a completely unrelated note, there's going to be an
Changing the subject again, yesterday (or was it Monday?) Mom called from a bookstore in Alabama where she was buying some of the manga we translate so Grandma could read it. It was kind of interesting, because she kept asking what we translate and we checked the list (our mental filing systems are not always that great) and kept coming up with things that we weren't so sure we'd want our grandmother to read. For example, Saiyuki isn't something you'd really want to watch with your grandparents. Then again, if she reads Fruits Basket and likes it, then we might feel more comfortable recommending things that might be considered "scarier" for those less familiar with anime and manga. So we'll see how that works out.
Today I'm very thankful for people in the world who enjoy driving and don't mind picking people up, Nestle's Tollhouse Minis, having our sink fixed, having our AC fixed, and things working out.