We'd been advised long before not to make any travel plans for July - but that August would be "safe". And so I made plans to leave town at the start of August. When I heard we would be back at the state house to try and overturn vetoes on August 2nd, I tried to make changes to my flights but those proved cost prohibitive and so I was away that day.
It's always hard to reassemble the legislature outside of its normal dates of operation. And that was a costly day to miss - we took final votes on a number of bills, including closely-watched issues like solar power legislation and toxic chemical reform, both of which are particularly important to me. I take my attendance seriously, and was sorry and pained to have missed those votes in particular.