Bleeding money, but coming home. Taxi to airport: 50 Euro. Bag fee (no carryons can weigh over 8 Kg, Mine was almost twice that), 150 Euros. (The good deal was that the first two were free, and they accepted my huge bag, even though it was 27 Kg, 5 over the limit!) Internet hookup, $14.71 for two hours. But I am here at the Stuttgart Flughafen, and am online, and have a good looking salad and sandwich next to me, and have three hours till flight time. So, I will bleed the money happily! After all, it is only money. Soon, I will be seeing Shirley, and Alex, and Alex2, and maybe even Ralu for dinner in Boston.
Thank you, Dietmar, and Sabine, and Max, and Ferdi of Fellbach. It is always a pleasure to see you all. Max, I hope you will enjoy Klaus for the coming year. He is a great old car, and I know he will keep you safe. Ferdi, please remember to check the brake pads. I heard a bit of scraping at low speeds in the Alte Kelter lot. It was probably just a sticky caliper in the cold, but best to have them checked! The key is in Max's mailbox, and Klaus is stowed at the Alte Kelter.
Goodbye, Europe. I do not know when I will be back, but the smart money will be betting it will happen before two years are out.