I woke up at 5.30 after a bit of a restless night. I did meditate for once but forgot to write my morning pages. Apparently I'm not quite back to normal.
I got up at a reasonable time and made breakfast and my husband showed up shortly afterwards. I even had enough time to start my travel-knitting sock. Husband is still very worried about the balcony and the leak-situation and was discussing his plans for that with me.
Our overnight guest had tried to reach us via phone at 1 am with no success because we never answer the phone. When we saw him at breakfast he said that he had gone to the wrong address in the night and hadn't been sure where he needed to go. He had been entering the town from the other side last night and only knew how to get to our house from the direction of Munich and then realized that he had forgotten which street we live on. Since he did arrive at our house at some point I'm guessing he solved the problem without our help.
Unfortunately he loves his perfume and getting a noseful of that first thing in the morning resulted in me being rather over-sensitive to all smells for the rest of the day.
I chose to take an earlier train to Munich and a good thing too because my train app later told me that the train I had been supposed to take did not, for some reason, stop at the main train station. Bummer. I did try to get a travel size toothpaste at the main train station but no luck. I'm thinking there might be a place in Hamburg where I can buy toothpaste, for sure.
I entered my train twenty minutes early and then it was time for the big sitting around and waiting. I actually made myself work on the novel for 25 minutes, had a mediocre lunch of chili (full of onions), started writing my May patreon newsletter, knitted a little, read a lot and watched half a video on Youtube.
The whole train ride went smoothly and well, I arrived in Hamburg only two minutes late and walked to my hotel after a bit of confusion about directions.
Then to the other hotel where the conference is held, got my badge and coupons and tickets, mingled a little, knitted some more and went to my first event, eating and drinking out.
Everything was really nice and I was so busy that I didn't even take a single picture. Well, apart from one showing my room number so that I wouldn't forget.
Today I have booked a super-early event which wouldn't be a problem normally but I went to bed at 11 and didn't think about the fact that being somewhere at 9 means taking a shower and having breakfast some time around seven which is early even for me. Especially since I thought I might be able to do some writing in the morning. Um, doesn't really look like it.
Still. I will look at model trains and taste tea and walk around Hamburg and go to a Bavarian pub in the evening. Yes, drinking Bavarian beer in Hamburg when one lives in Bavaria is weird. I'll deal.