i had more errands to run but didn't feel like going out in the snow. instead, everyone in my family came over and visited me. my mother was the first to come by, helping me clean out my place some more. i had some salty kielbasa sausages for lunch before she arrived, so there was a heavy grease smell in the kitchen. i've got all my clothes packed up and most of my junk stashed in the closet. i made popcorn and cut up some cantaloupes. my father came by with my aunt and uncle, who were adamant that i bring mostly traveler checks instead of cash with me when i leave. after the three of them left, my sister came by to do a walk-through. i took some time to recaulk the bathtub. when my sister left my mother went with her. i had some fried rice for dinner and reconfigured my site so i could log in from abroad.