Fortunately Chris came in to town today and brought his old desktop keyboard. So several shuffled stacks of paper and my desk now looks like this:
It lights up! I'm determined that nothing is going to keep me in a panicked mess for long, no matter how many times I sob on the phone to my mother. There is way too much to accomplish by May.
Amid all of this I have continued to push through my Christmas knitting. I try to take breaks when my fingers start to hurt, but I think I can finish before we leave for my parents' house on Thursday. But I have once again vowed to never, EVER make Christmas presents again.