I did get to see zem yesterday, for a rather nice and pleasant afternoon and evening.
As an aside it's really difficult typing when a cat has decided to nap on your hands. Perhaps a one-handed keyboard would allow cat attention to be paid, while still typing.
It's looking like I might actually need to travel so as to visit these people who have gone elsewhere. The experience of going places would probably do me well, since I've spent way too much time in this city.