Thursday, February 6, 2020
Cleared out of my room at the Diocese of Central Florida's conference center in the Orlando suburb of Oviedo and behind the wheel of my rental car at 0720 EST. Uneventful trip to the airport, arriving in plenty of time before my 0950 departure. Enjoyed some breakfast at a Ruby Tuesday in the terminal. Landed at O'Hare pretty much on time, right around noon CST. Home a little more than an hour later. God reconnected with Brenda, processed a thick stack of emails, took a phone call from a colleague bishop about a priest who is canonically (but not physically) resident in Springfield, and made a phone call to Canon Evans to discuss a pastoral/administrative matter. Eventually, took Brenda, along with our oldest daughter, out to a nice dinner to celebrate her 70th birthday.