February 10, 2009
The long trek to and from the hospital and the stress of watching, worrying, and waiting took a toll on me. I wake up exhausted the day after my sister and brother-in-law returned home, the cold which was threatening me during the past few days firmly in residence. But thereís no time to rest and recover, because Iím due at an important conference in Sacramento. I decide to take the train rather than drive, and Iím glad I did. The train is so much more relaxing and civilized than the horrors of air travel or the nightmare of freeway driving.