5 August 2007 Starting Out

5 August 2007 Starting Out
Heidelberg->Frankfurt Flughafen->Air China 966

I don’t know why I thought I had left enough time this morning. After all, I was not the last to bed and had packed just about everything I needed. I had the short list of things which had to be done this morning. I did not put other people’s crises on my list.

You can just guess what happened.

End result is that I forgot a couple of things that I really needed and was the last one out the door rather than the first.

The S-Bahn was bad enough, jam packed with people. The train from Mannheim to the airport was impossible. We never made it past the entry way, much less sat down any where for the trip.

But we were in plenty of time for our plane, dropping off a couple dozen kids books that I had logged through BookCrossing at the USO and making it with all members of the party alive all the way through to check in. Shall I just say that it is a long flight?



As I think I mentioned, I became frustrated with knitting the pattern in Florenz because it did not show up against the colour changes in the yarn. I went to stripes for the foot, and finished off the first sock on the flight.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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