First, the things I have to do before I go to work (and for once I won't use strikethrough on the list; suffice to say it all has to be accomplished:
- Get some water in me; I'm very dry.
- Switch from my backpack to my Chicago tote bag in terms of 'purses'.
- Take a portfolio with various information on the training I'm doing related to the class I'm teaching.
- Make sure I have the Kindle charger with me.
- Fill up my medicine box, replenish my pen needles, get extra insulin together, and put in an extra phial of test strips.
- Make sure I have my highlighter and plenty of pens, as well as the sticky notes for the training notebook they'll give me.
- Get my clothes together for the weekend.
- Bring three books, Pete Earley's Crazy, the Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, and a book on mobile technologies in libraries that I have to review by month's end.
- Take apart my CPAP and get it into its bag.
- Charge my phone (I fell asleep without doing it.)
- Charge my laptop.
- Transfer the game recording over to the laptop so I can work on that if I have time this weekend.
- Get ready.
- Feed the fish.
- Water the plants.
- Put the toiletries into a bag.
- Put the bags all together.
- Make sure I have distilled water jug with me for the CPAP.
- Program my destination into my phone
- Return an interlibrary loan to the public library.
The training is pretty intense: 7:15 am Saturday to 7 pm plus dinner; 8 am Sunday to 5 pm, with breaks about every two hours and meals provided.
I'm a little nervous about the drive, but not in full-blown panic, which is good. We'll see if that changes once I'm on the Interstate. But people have assured me that I-64 is much easier to handle than I-75, I should avoid most construction, and the plan is to leave work early enough to get a good start before rush hour traffic happens. Of course, once I get to Louisville, I'll be in rush hour traffic there, most likely, so I guess you pick your poison there. It's only about an hour and a half drive, straight up the Interstate to the hotel. The college where the training is a little further away from the hotel than I thought it would be, but it's a short jump on the Watterson Expressway from I-64, and while I could go the back roads, I've never actually driven in Louisville and it would probably be easier to keep to the major ones. In a way, I'm looking forward to the actual trip up there. I have a roommate at the hotel; I hope she's okay with my (very quiet) CPAP.
Okay, I have reached the point where I get ready for work. I haven'd decided whether to get my allergy shot before I leave town or not. I'm afraid I'll get bogged down with things if I try to run any errands or do anything before I go. I think I'll skip this time; I can double up next week. In fact, I may just pack up everything into the car before leaving for work and then drive straight from there to the Interstate. I think my CPAP would be okay in the car trunk. We'll see.