Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:30pm – 1:30pm CST
I think I can get away with the picture below of Grandma with Cy, Will and KB because I have been gone so long and she misses me to the point that I will receive forgiveness. It is kind of like this; if you had not eaten in 5 days a peanut butter and jelly sandwich would look like a nice sirloin! I do think it is a cool picture and shows her lighter side. It has been about 2,160,000 seconds since I have seen TMBWITW! That number is down to roughly 200,000 seconds as I write so we are truly in the home stretch. I may or may not have posted the picture of Jean Claude and myself. At any rate; he is a REALLY good guy! This ministry would not exist without his tireless work. The reality, however, is that what he does for me is a small part of what he does to advance the Kingdom.
Mary came to the hotel first and wondered where Jean Claude was. She called and he was still in the house so the guess is that he fell asleep. No problem as we still left the hotel around 7 and arrived 15 minutes later. They just dropped me at the curb as we had already said our significant goodbyes. Was able to get right in and only waited 30 minutes or so before I could check my bag to Paris. The area had A/C so it was fine. Did the ‘boarding pass’ thing with no problem and went to Customs which is a formality. Got to the gate and they let me in right away. Because of my Pacemaker they unplugged the metal detector to let me go through. Then a girl went through my carry-on and was amazed at how much medicine I carry. I told her I was old and one day she could look forward to a lot of medicine. She told me that she hoped that that would not be the case. The area has good A/C and I have an electrical outlet that works. I was able to Skype with Grandma this morning (her time) but the next time I see Charlie Brown will be face to face on Monday. She does not think I can wait that long and is probably right. I very well may run over there on Saturday. I will call her and CB in about 2 hours as he will be out of school. I plan to watch an episode of The Rockford Files and after we board; wait for that GREAT airplane food and then try to sleep for the balance of the night. We are scheduled to leave at 11:55pm and arrive in Paris at 6:30am.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:55pm – 8:55am CST
It is now about 104,000 seconds before I see TMBWITW! Not a lot to write about at this time. The flight boarded a bit early which is unusual and actually took off on time. This time we walked outside and walked up a flight of stairs. Generally, we do not do this but sometimes this occurs, even in Paris. As ALWAYS; the food was incredible. I don’t know which is better; airplane food or my recipes. They run a close race! The flight went well and I got about 3 hours of sleep. We actually landed 30 minutes early and went through Customs and my bag arrived safely. I made it to the hotel at about 7:30 and was in bed at 8 and slept till noon. I then got up and bought a gift for TMBWITW and ate lunch. I will be able to do some work on the computer. My plan is to be in bed by 6:30 and get up at that time in the morning. My flight is scheduled to leave Paris at 10:40am and land in Atlanta at 2:35pm EST. Air France has never flown out of Dallas but effective on May 15 they will. My flight in May leaves Dallas a day or two before the 15th so I will have to fly to Atlanta but the return will go directly from Paris to Dallas. I have internet and will send this. Tomorrow I will recap the journey on my way home. Thanks for all of your prayers!