Then I stopped into Fred Meyers and picked up a few things and headed home.
I decided to change the sheets on the bed which was almost a disaster. The old, broken remote has been kind of working so I cranked the foot and the head of the bed all the way up to get the fitted sheet on and then the remote died. ACH! No sleeping that way. It took a whole lot of battery fiddling and some fairly severe language but finally I got it flat which is how it will stay until the new remote is in service.
OMG! I just saw on twitter that there's some kind of petting zoo in the park until 3. I am strapping my boots on right now to go investigate.