The visit was good and also difficult. Re-connecting with old friends was much-needed but, especially with Kij, emotionally hard (but worth the investment). People and our connections with them are what really matters, and after difficult times this re-connection matters even more.
An amazing thing about LiveJournal, by the way: I haven't seen some of these folks for months and years, yet because of regular conversations here, we could pick right up where we left off... even ahead of where we were.
Love to everyone, y'all,