I feel really excited about this year and I can’t wait to meet so many new people. I am still home, but headed down to DC from NYC within the hour. I realized today that this is the first time I ever rented a car and I felt like I was 18 being handed the keys to my Mom’s car for the first time! My car is a 1988 Honda with 140,000+ miles and dead at the moment and so what a thrill it is to ride in something without rust! I’m off to a very late start—perils of being on my own timetable, but hope to hit the Renaissance before dark. I’ll be seeing one or 2 Solos tonight, but I better make it an early night to make sure everything is set for our 8am CE course, taught by our very own Liz from Dialog.