I'm so happy to be here. I missed my connection in Chicago, and there were no more flights to San Francisco tonight. So American Airlines put me up in the Ramada Plaza Hotel. When I checked in, I asked for a room with a view. I got a large suite. Sweet! Different from the extended-stay room I've been inhabiting in TN. Nothing fancy, but clean and airy and huge and comfortable. Big fat towels.
And the best thing is, I don't have any luggage. They're keeping it in the airport and will be putting it on the plane tomorrow. Of course that means that I don't have any clothes or pajamas or makeup or deodorant. But this is bliss. A kind of nowhere-land between the chaos of the past week and returning home.