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Ugh, travel

I'm in Reston, Va., or close--really almost at Dulles airport. I have meetings all day tomorrow at USGS headquarters just down the road, then Thursday a group of us have meetings downtown at an EPA office and two Dept of Energy offices (the DOE meetings are in the same building, at least). I'll fly home from National airport Thursday night.

The flight up was easy once I made it to the plane. All parking at the Atlanta airport was full today except the hourly deck, so I made an excursion to the row of independent park-n-ride lots for a space and didn't have the extra time the shuttle takes factored in. I'm spoiled, as most of the time my brother or s-i-l give me door to door chauffeuring service. But they take off for Cancun Friday morning (I'll be back in time to give them a ride to the airport), and I figured short trip for me, let them keep on with the packing-- I'll just park in the deck. Not.

But I made it, and am using the iPad 3G for my email and Web to avoid the fee for in-room Internet. I still don't understand why more expensive hotels charge for internet access when the mid- and low-price places offer it free...

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kd5mdk
Jun. 23rd, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
If you can't expense it, why are you in an expensive hotel? :p
nlbarber
Jun. 23rd, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
If I'd even started the work email, it might have been justifiable, but no. And I've got the grandfathered unlimited data plan for the iPad. :)
filkferengi
Jun. 28th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Does this mean you won't be at the open house at the garden tomorrow night?
nlbarber
Jun. 29th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
I am back in town (see the later post about last weekend), but I think I'm going to be smart and pass on the open house. I'm wiped out from the weekend, have dinged the ankle a little ditto, and need to work late to get caught up after the travel.

You guys have a good time. I'm sorry to miss doing the open house with you. Tell Marty it's definitely casual--I would wear khakis and a cotton shirt if I could make it.
filkferengi
Jun. 29th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
You should definitely rest up. Would some glucosamine chondroitin help?

We should plan a garden trip together, when you're more up for it. You can be our native guide. ;)

I'll be showing up to help the Profesora move on Thursday, so that should be a good workout. She had some moles removed & biopsied & can't lift much.
nlbarber
Jun. 29th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
I'm hoping the physical therapist's exercises will eventually help the ankle. I sure don't want to go back in the cast, much less have surgery!

Why's the Professora moving? Downsizing? Improving her commute? Tell her I said hi...
filkferengi
Jun. 29th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
While he was gone, they got down to one car, & the commute is, ironically enough, driving *him* nuts. They've bought a much larger place off University, which should eventually be a super filking space, nicely central for everyone.
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