Today I fly to France! I was able to leave work a little early to gather my stuff at home and have lunch with Patrick before needing to head to the airport. I’m thankful for that and for Patrick for driving me all the way in. Chicago airport traffic in the late afternoon can be lousy, but it wasn’t too bad today. Hopefully, his drive back home wasn’t too bad either. The flight is 8 hours, so I’m planning to read and sleep.