There's a phrase in Hawaii to explain how busy you are. Running around like a chicken without a head. That's what it feels like we've been doing...especially the part about without the head.
However, we got almost everything done and were on our way to Chicago. What a strange thought. Three weeks ago we went west to Japan and were a day ahead. On Monday we went East to Chicago and were 5 hours ahead. Weird. I was barely done with jet lag. Somehow I don't feel quite as bad this time.
We left at 5:15 PM Hawaii time on Monday and arrived in Fort Worth, Texas at 5:40 AM (Central Standard time). Made the transfer to a different plane. Lost an engine and an hour. Arrived in Illinois on Tuesday at 10:20 AM.
Our daughter, Tiffany and granddaughter KC were there to greet us with balloons and a welcome sign that KC made. She picked out the balloons which is why one was a birthday balloon even though it wasn't anybody's birthday. She likes birthday parties.
It was quite a surprise. Even though we'd seen KC on Skype we didn't realize how much energy she had. She was running around in circles all around us, chattering and singing. Goodness!
Oops! I've just been informed we are leaving right now to do some errands. Off we go!