This morning I'm writing from a hotel room at CDG airport north of Patis. I came up here yesterday and spent the night so that today I would be able to get a morning flight to Charlotte in North Carolina.
Yesterday morning at home, I couldn't get my desktop computer to start up. Well, the computer started, but Windows 7 would just hang in the middle of its bootup routine. I think I know the cause (faulty anti-virus software update) but there wasn't time to try to fix it. It'll be something to work on when I get back.
Why do these things happen on the very morning when you can do nothing about them and are already stressed out? C'est la loi de l'emmerdement maximum...
And then Walt drove me to Blois to catch the train to Paris -- we left the house at 10:30 and were plenty early but there was a problem and my noon train ended up being THREE HOURS LATE! I finally got to Paris at four p.m. via Orléans, an unplanned stop. I did a lot of just standing around and waiting.
In Paris it was sunny so I decided to walk from the Gare d'Austerlitz along the Seine to Saint-Michel, pulling my suitcase along behind me. There I got the commuter train out to the airport.
I took pictures in Paris but right now I have no way to edit and upload them. The important thing right now is that I slept well and feel very good. I'm looking forward to arriving in N.C.
I'll do my best to blog again tomorrow from my mother's place in N.C. She has a computer.