Youth (and their beloved chaperones) are coming from around the district to spend the weekend at a rally, the local term for a lock-in.
I am not hosting this year, just helping with a bit of the logistics. I can go home whenever I want.
But I'm holding out another fifteen mintues or so, because we're told the group from Austin will be here soon. Among them, my goddaughter, whom I haven't seen since November.
Connection is important.