Another trip: I’m off to the States for meetings and a chance to see family. It is a rocky start as:
- Terri tries to “help” me pack, carrying things out of the suitcase, eating one present (luckily nothing expensive), and generally getting underfoot. I bundle her off to “Aunt Cathy” early. Hard to believe it, but I already miss the little fur-face.
- My cellphone recharger doesn’t work. I just replaced it! Now I realize that it was the phone port, not the charger, that is bad. Will keep it turned off most of the time.
- I order a cab to the train station. On the phone, they quote me NIS 80, but the driver thinks it is NIS 100. But that is not the real problem: we get to Akko and discover that there are no trains! They are working on the tracks. I call the train information number, and they say there are trains out of Kiryat Motzkin, but this guy wants more money to get there, and I don’t have enough cash. I call Gill, and we swing by his factory and he runs out and stuffs some money in my hands!
- I make the train in Motzkin and have an uneventful ride to the airport (catching up on reading all the reports for one of the meetings). Security and checkin are a breeze.
Well, I’m gonna miss the Girls. Nadine is with her abba and probably enjoying a dog-free existence for a while. Terri will be fine (probably not even miss me, since her beloved “aunt” gives her roast beef and other treats!).
Onward. I fear that I will miss the mayorial elections in Karmiel! Oh, well.