(I wrote the following this morning. I finally got Internet access this afternoon --- thank you ARRL.)
Internet access from my hotel in Dayton was brief --- about an hour Thursday afternoon.
I hoped to get access at the Hara Arena, but no luck so far.
Last night went well. The spouse of one of the other board members was present. I have known her for years having met her at other ham radio events, but she had not met the new version of me. I am sure her husband had prepared her, but I did not know what to expect.
When she saw me, she greeted me with a big hug and we chatted throughout the evening, so I guess she is ok with the new me.
By the way, here is the requisite fashion "news:" Yesterday, I wore my gray sleeveless sweater dress, gold scarf, black tights, and flats. Today, I wore my black jacquard sheath, black tights, pearls, and black patent mid-heel pumps with white piping. I also brought a pair of flats, but have not switched footwear, yet.