props to joy for pointing me to this survivor-on-the-street article describing how hard people tried to leave, and how they were prevented with force and guns and pure hostility and meanness from doing so.
and also, another reason why people didn’t leave: being poor. Too right.
Sat. was Brian and Lynn’s wedding. Gabbi and Mike and Matt and I all had a lovely time.
AND I finished sewing my dress! so relieved. I was hemming it at 1PM on Sat. when Kathleen came over and sweetly told me which shoes to wear, and also, that next time I decided to sew a dress for an event she was going to come over at least 1 week prior and sit and watch me to make sure I started making it in a timely fashion. And then we got manicures. The dress was wonderful, although it’s not very flattering from straight on and the fabric shows spots VERY EASILY. BUT it’s done, and done on time, and was quite wonderful, and dizam did the zipper come out perfectly!