Well, I’m mostly packed. So far I’m reasonably calm. I think the nervousness about travelling is getting burnt out of me, now that I end up flying somewhere at least twice a year, rather than once every four or five years.
The new suitcases are definitely less capacious. Hopefully they’ll survive better and be impervious to jet fuel. I wish it wasn’t necessary to go with hard sided, but when sara’s case got doused in chemicals it was a bit of a wake-up call. That and the corners of the fabric cases were torn, so they needed replacing anyway.
No snow in Minnesota yet, I’m told. According to the forecast, it’s not going to be much colder than Boston has already been, which suits me fine.