we got to see jenny today. it was a brief visit. more brief than usual, and the rest of the family was out, but a little catch-up session over mint iced tea is a welcome interlude in any driving day. getting out of new york city and into new jersey is hard enough. a moment of pleasant reacquaintance between that ordeal and the ordeal of driving to pittsburgh is a very happy happening. man, those kids are going to be huge next time we see them.