Last night after dinner, Owl got a message from the powers at EMU (yes, her school is EMU - we don't call it EMU, we call it Eastern - and their mascot is not an emu, which I think is an opportunity missed) that she was approved for special dispensation, so everything that was off yesterday is back on. So if you heard a huge grinding of gears last night, that was me.
Despite the grinding of gears, hank you to everyone who sent positive thoughts her way for that to happen.
So, early Friday morning we will load up the car and take the haul to the airport. She'll hop a plane, take a layover in North Carolina and then head onward to Detroit. (Don't ask. I have no clue why the cheapest flight goes from here to way the hell over there and then up. Maybe Chicago has become such a hole they're routing flights elsewhere to avoid it.) She'll pick up her rental and be at my mom's place around 6pm. Then Saturday, she packs all the stuff she left at Mom's and heads down to move into her dorm.
Anyway, if you don't see me Friday morning, that's where I'll be. If all goes well, I'll be back by like 9am.
I still hate all this.