So easy to become self-involved about all of this, even while knowing that it is completely out of my control. What I can control, however, is how I respond. My plan is to act with the expectation that all will go as planned—pack, call the bank so they won’t put an alert on my credit card, check flight status on line, get to the airport on time.
I never make any contingency plans. Bad travel karma! Plus, there will be more than enough time to do that if necessary.
P. S. Yesterday I met a friend for lunch at Bertucci’s and this mural was over the booth where we sat. The photo is taken from St. Trinita bridge looking toward the Ponte Vecchio. Weather gods willing, I will be right there in three days. This has to be good karma.