It's vacation's end. I had not gone anywhere, except to get my car and two of my SAS shoes worked on. And I ended the last day with an indoor picnic lunch with Madre before mowing her lawn and then mine.
I came out of that visit to the Apple Store in Indianapolis with an iDevice base which, well, holds up my iPod but apparently does not let juice through to charge it. Okay, now it's working: I just have to press the iPod down onto the Lightning tab.