When you're waiting for something big to happen, time either speeds up or slows down, depending on whether or not you're ready for it. I had so much to do this morning that the hands on the clock were doing double time. (Remember when clocks had hands? What I meant was that the digits on the clock were going by in a blur.)
Since I worked so late last night, I didn't try to get anything done for the company today. That doesn't mean I got to pack and prepare without interruption, since the phone was unusually busy for a Friday morning. About ten minutes before John and Suzanne picked me up, the Boss called. He'd forgotten that he gave me the afternoon off and had an assignment for me. I politely reminded him and begged off.
We left Santa Rosa a little after one. We hit stop-and-go traffic in a few spots on I-80 as we headed toward the turnoff to 505. The sky was hazy along I-5, mostly from controlled burning in the fields surrounding the highway. But it was a pleasant drive, and traffic thinned out as we got further north.