scrambly syntax on that subject line sentence. because, i think, should i arrive in grand rapids tonite as planned, that sentence will be a good metaphor for how i’ll feel.
this morning, after a time change that cost me and max an hour of sleep, we’re waking up in st. louis at 4:30am (which is 2:30am to our california bodies — actually, 1:30am, given the time change). i need to get to grand rapids by tonite. but i need to get max home. so we’ll leave our hotel at 5am, drive to the airport and return our rental car, fly at 6:20am, through denver, to san diego, theoretically arriving at 9:55am cali time. i’ll walk max out to the curb, where jeannie will be waiting. kiss, kiss, and back into the airport, for my 11:00 flight through chicago, to detroit (flights into grand rapids today were crazy expensive for some reason). land in detroit, theoretically, at 9:30pm, get my rental car, and drive a little over 2 hours to grand rapids.
there is so much opportunity for derailment in this ridiculous plan.
5 thoughts on “the day of travel to which i do not look forward”
But, all this extra effort is worth it to ensure the safety of your son an a couple of extra hours of 1-on-1 time with him on the plane.
If you have any time while you are in Chicago tonight, we should hang out. Get a bite to eat, catch a movie, walk along the lake front. What time should I pick you up at O’Hare?
someday it would be cool to meet for coffee when you’re here in grand rapids. the last time i had lunch with you was in 1997 in pasadena. once a decade would be nice!
plus, just so you know, once you left grand rapids last time, the smell at zondervan went away. hmm…
So that you feel more welcome, we’re trying to melt all the snow for you before you get here. Its raining now.
i’ve called ms. hinojosa…she assured me no dangerous packages this time around.