[travel|cancer] Now in Bethesda, Maryland, and the unlikely way I got here

As of half an hour ago, I arrived at the hotel where Dad and Lisa Costello are staying. Though I was supposed to check into the NIH hospital last night, I will be there around 7:00 am this morning, about 12 hours late. My original flight to DC was cancelled yesterday morning due to weather, and a rather elaborate Rube Goldberg plan emerged in its place.

I’ll let my Tweetstream tell the story…

That doesn’t even cover all the bases, like the poor passenger having the panic attack and my long conversation about Omaha.

All in all, I got about three hours of sleep last night, non-contiguously. Also, I added close to $2,000 to my expenses in additional unbudgeted costs for this whole farrago. If you feel like it, please promote or donate to the Science Fiction Author on Trial (NIH trial, that is!) fundraiser for my NIH collateral expenses.

But I am here. And shortly I will be at the hospital, bushy-eyed and bright-tailed and ready to assist in advancing the cause of healthcare research.

3 thoughts on “[travel|cancer] Now in Bethesda, Maryland, and the unlikely way I got here

  1. Janna says:

    I had no idea that American Airlines tracked Nazgul flights. Sort of takes the menace out of the whole endeavor, doesn’t it? 🙂

  2. Stevie says:

    I am so glad that you got there, notwithstanding all of the obstacles in your path; I shall be thinking of you tomorrow and wishing you the best of luck with the surgery…

  3. Cora says:

    Glad to hear you made it there in time for the surgery.

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