Back on this side of the Atlantic.
Was reading the Garden Party entries on Wednesday morning, believe I gave my 5 cents worth to somebodie's post, when my phone rang. Call from Germany. Death of a family member I dearly loved, the last of my generation. Also that due to his will, known to the rest of the family, I was included and they needed the addr. of a lawyer here and a certified translator. The upshoot, it was easier and cheaper if I would come over.
Left Wednesday afternoon, arrived in Frankfurt at 8 AM Thursday, caught train from airport to my destination, waving hello to Frankfurt for Lilo and got to my old home at 7 PM. Key to house in KY. Hoofed it to the next hotel, 1/4 mile down the road, ate and hit my bed. Traveled to funeral at 11 AM, lawyer and transferring my part of the inheritance to another family member (what was I to do with 15 acres of woods over there) at 3 PM. Took nighttrain to Frankfurt, arrival at 5 AM, flight out at 11AM and my son picked me up yesterday evening at 7 PM, drove me home. Got in the house, said hello to husband and cat, put down suitcase, went bathroom and to bed.Woke up an hour ago. Now I have to read what happened here since Wednesday morning.
I used to like to fly even under hectic circumstances, but now it is an ordeal. Besides the savings measures by the airlines, the security procedures make it even less enjoyable. I think I retire my passport.