I’m flying to Phoenix, Arizona in about four hours to give a retreat on culture and the Church later this week to the Arizona Orthodox clergy. Updates will be sporadic and I will check in when I can. I’ll turn the presentation into a paper and post it when I get back.
11:03 am. Sitting in RSW (Fort Myers) waiting for my plane to leave in an hour. I always appreciate small favors. A couple of weeks ago it was early, had to go somewhere, turned the key in my car, nothing happened. In the south batteries fail without warning unlike the north where the cranking tells you the battery is about to go. What a hassle. Well, tried it again and (miraculously) it started. Drove right to WalMart then had the great fortune to find out my battery was still under warranty. Got a new one free. No labor charge either.
Arrived at the airport today and saw a huge line in front of US Air. Oh oh I thought. I never, ever fly US Air unless I absolutely have to. Too much bad luck with them. Found out though that the flight before mine was cancelled. Looks like I will make it to Charlotte after all and after a two hour layover on to Phoenix. (Flying from Florida you usually go east before going west unless you fly Continental through Houston. Once I flew to Newark on my way to Seattle.)
One downer though. As I started the car to go to the airport, the new battery failed. Fortunately my wife was home so I had a ride to the airport. I’ll deal with that hassle when I get home.