It was Mike Briggs’ birthday. We drove down to Mike and Patty’s house—it was a costume party; we were pirates. And we had filk, food, and fun while waiting for the end of the world—which of course fizzled. We stayed the night, had a very nice breakfast, Jane got to see Patty’s two baby horses, and we had just a great time. We plan to exchange visits more often this next year.