Thomas is winging his way toward California as I write this.
It's been a long, busy day. I had Grand Jury service, which I begged off the afternoon session of to take Tom to Boston. But Tom walked around Dover while I served three hours in the morning. Then I picked him up, had lunch in Newington (on the way to Boston), hung around at the mall with Tom for an hour or so, and then headed down to the airport.
Getting Thomas checked in was so smooth that we had some time to stop at the Dunkin Donuts in the terminal, where Thomas got his second bad iced tea of the day (the first was at the DD in Dover) and we had to stand because the two remaining tables lacked chairs. Logan airport is so charming.
Tom had to make his way through security on his own this time, since I, not being a ticketed passenger, could not go to the gate area. He called me as I was getting ready to leave the parking lot to let me know that everything was fine. According to United's web site, his flight left on time.
It's raining and thundering here now, but Tom is well out of it, on his way to the sunny Golden State. It's going to be a bit strange having him gone for a while, but with him finishing high school in the coming year, I'd better get used to it.
Side notes: Refund opens a week from tomorrow. Panic time! Still lots of lines the actors are tripping over. And I'm auditioning for "The Pajama Game" on Sunday. I'll let you know if I get the part I really, really want.
I'm also joining sort of a panel discussion to help the Wolfeboro selectmen create a monthly television show on town issues.