I pick it up in a week and a half. And this tablet (3rd-generation iPad from 2012, handed down from my dad when he upgraded his), as crotchety and temperamental as it has been, is still behaving correctly in one important way: it updates just fine to its cloud backup, so when I get the new one, transferring data from the old to the new should be manageable.
And then I'll have better tech, and better access online. Phew.
Speaking of phew, I finished watching a sports documentary tonight to find that the California recall election has failed decisively. Thank you, California.