Internets still screwed but:
(1) I am halfway, the worst half, through on the book and if I have a peaceful week– unlikely– I could be all drafted in a week.
(2) As of last night they will pay my way air & in- country to go to Almaty for the Primitive Dog Breeds thing 10 September, and Libby likely has enough frequent flyer mile to go too.
Now all I have to do is secure permissions for 100 illustrations for the book, and get out of jury duty.
In frenzied haste,