I was involved for a few hours on Friday, and the scale of the thing is ridiculous. It's a large college gym filled with second-hand stuff, all of which has to be sorted and arranged by too few people.
Yesterday, I helped for several hours setting up, staffing, and taking down the Block Party, basically a massive outdoor dinner welcoming the freshmen to campus. That was loads of fun, and Dining really did a fine job of preparing fresh food for thousands of people. I got my serving pretty late in the process, and the food was still hot and tasty. Not so easy, especially outdoors. I was amused to discover that they've got the rights to prepare Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's recipes here, rather than having to get Dinosaur to bring the food down from Syracuse. They did a creditable job.
Meantime, things are in full swing in Collegetown, and I've been trying to get to Pixel nightly to get photos. I don't need to do it every night most of the time, but with everyone swarming back into town, and Peter leaving at the end of this week, I want to give folks a chance to get a picture with him. I didn't stay out nearly as late last night as I did on Thursday and Saturday, so as not to be useless today. The relaxed pace around here today is fine by me, nonetheless.