Cathy’s comments: It seemed that every time we looked, we found more problems. Finally, it was down to an accent mark missing here, two spaces between words there, two words in a different size font somewhere else.
We couldn’t find any more errors – I realize that we only didn’t find them. There may still be some. So I ordered one more final print of the book. It would not arrive before I left for NECC 2009 in Washington D.C. I would take the first printed copies (there were two; one was en route to Brasil.)
We could finally breathe. Final preparations were in process for the poster session at NECC and we were two days out from leaving. If the airlines did not lose our baggage with the presentation in it, we were home free.