Step one: spend two hours on three different trains going into Penn Station. (insert modified version of the Lord’s Prayer here asking to ‘lead us not into Penn Station.’)
Step two: spend five hours waiting in Penn Station for a friend that never shows up.
Step three: spend two more hours on three different trains coming home, worrying all the while about said friend, who is Not From This Country, so who knows what evils might befall her.
Full story details and actual good pictures of the socks to come when I’m not dead tired and I don’t have to catch another train in an hour.