I have made it home! Although I had missed the direct flight from Chicago to Frankfurt because we left Miami 2 hrs late, I didn’t have to wait an entire night and day at the Chicago airport – the plan United Airlines had for me – but was able to negotiate a flight via London Heathrow that same night. My luggage will be here soon, too, I hope. Now I’m getting my jet lag under control and am celebrating my dad’s 60th birthday…