Not everyone showed up - thank goodness.
My house has an echo and a dozen kids or more are really, really loud in a house that echoes.
Mr. Gaia invited some really, really conservative people and I ended up not mingling much with them. To be honest, I was worried that I'd drink too much to keep from telling them off. I did pop off with "well, no great loss" when they mentioned Dr. Laura was no longer aired here in the Valley. I mentioned I listened to NPR and they went nuts with how liberal NPR is. Okay.
I now have a ton of food in my house. And a little less liquor. We'll be eating leftovers for the next week.