I knew nothing was certain until I actually had a plane ticket in my hand, but now it's pretty certain that I will NOT be going to Vancouver. Word is that Gerald's rep out West has things under control and in the works, so I am no longer needed as a stop-gap get-it-done-now solution. Sigh.
So now my mental energy can go where it's needed - finding work. More than two weeks going, and I still don't have a new contract on the go. The automotive industry (or at least, those that supply the auto industry with machines) is very slow right now. It could be an ugly month or two.
As usual, we'll just have to see what happens...