I haven't been able to devote much brain bandwidth to the matter, but I should be able to see coolredwyne not this but next weekend. I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to the rest of the weekend, but I'm looking forward to finally meeting her in the flesh. Cliff, with the same sense of trepidation towards the family stuff has indicated that he'd rather meet Sybil with me than be left with my parents and assorted family members solo. Heh.
The plan currently is that the four of us (me, Cliff and my parents) will rent a nice car bigger than my mother's Camry and stay in a pair of rooms in a hotel TBA. This all sounded fine when my mother brought this all up and made suggestions. However, since I announced I wanted to meet with a friend on Saturday night, the ONE car could be a problem. Though honestly, I'm sure something could be worked out one way or another. Le sigh.