I procrastinated a lot getting ready for my vacation, at one point thinking, “Why am I going somewhere else? It’s so much work!” But I eventually got around to getting everything done and by the time I found myself at the airport (thanks Matt, for dropping me off) and made it through security, my mood rapidly improved. PDX is awesome! They had a piano player right outside of security and his cheery take on “Ode to Joy” calmed my frazzled nerves. And I noticed this amazing clock! It’s a tremendous specimen and I had a great time studying all the details.