I had been getting more and more nervous about packing and how to get myself and this ridiculous bike case to O'Hare airport. I was sure glad to be done lugging that guy around.
With the help of a brother priest, many parish staff, and my uncle Tim the Chicago coffee boss (http://www.bigshoulderscoffee.com/), all went very well as I finish the security checkpoints and await my flights. Pretty soon I'll be "relaxing" on the way to London before a connection to Pisa, where some other language is spoken.
The Parish family, the brotherhood of the presbyterate, and my own family all made this possible. God is good!