Well I’m here. Lots of people are coming into town. The streets are crawling with Episcopalians, though crawling is probably not the right word…
I spent the night in Pittsburgh with my sister and got up this morning to attend church at Trinity Cathedral in Pittsburgh. I went there because I have a number of connections with that place, having served on the Cathedral Chapter back when George Werner was the Dean and also having interred our youngest daughter in the columbium there. Bishop Duncan was the celebrant, which I suppose I should have expected that since it is Trinity Sunday. He and I had a brief visit following the service, but I have to admit I was much more keen on spending time at my daughter’s grave and excused myself rather quickly.
I’ve managed to get in and get registered. My overwhelming impression so far is about how much things look like they did in Philadelphia and in Minneapolis. We’ve got the same layout in the House of Deputies, the same sorts of booths in the exhibit hall and much of the same folks here as were at the other conventions.
The one big surprise is that the Convention Center seems to be suppressing wireless access inside the building. People who were planning on setting up wireless access points in the exhibit hall are telling me that it looks like that’s not going to be possible. Which means it’s going to be a little bit more challenging to report on what’s happening than I expected, but I’m sure we’ll find a way. Grin.
Committee 19 – the committee on communications – begins its work at 8:00 AM in the morning tomorrow. I’m turning in early tonight in preparation.