The final few bits and pieces of the wagon train, barring the previously mentioned Colonel von Bauchschmerzen, his coach, horses, and uhlan escort. Von Bauchschmerzen, due to be painted next month, has in the meantime stopped off for several days in Karlsbad, to take the springs, before continuing on toward Dresden. Once there, he is to pick up a large order of porcelain tableware ordered by his wife, Frau von Bauchschmerzen.
Cross your fingers and toes though. The Grand Duchess has a day-long regional conference here in town all day today, so it's just the boys here at home. I've promised the Young Master that we will bundle up and go for a walk outside after lunch with, depending on his wishes, perhaps a trip on the side to his favorite cafe downtown for a cookie and some hot chocolate.