Another PBEM update -- of course, now I'm stalled until the other players react -- especially the one whose power-up this was. Which means they'll react, then probably no progress until next weekend. Sigh.
Thank you everyone who sent me birthday greetings -- I appreciated them.
I had lunch with one group of friends and dinner with another. Now I'm back at my hotel. I talked to my family over the phone and I'm going to go down to the jacuzzi once more.