Last night, my student Balazs wanted to go out for a good-travels dinner since Ron leaves for the States on Wednesday morning. Using a frequent flier ticket, he had to go from Budapest > Warsaw> Toronto > Denver with all but the last leg on Polish Airline LOT. He will Amtrak from Denver to Iowa and when he leaves there, will be flying from Cedar Rapids > Chicago > Newark. On the way home, he is routed on TAP the Portuguese airline Newark > Lisbon > Budapest.
I have him primed for the NJ stint, working on the storage POD from here as much as I can and putting as much in place as possible. I have been trying to arrange for a disposable mobile phone for his arrival too.
This morning, I found this e-mail from my brother:
We had some excitement over the weekend, we had the cops over to daddy’s house. Stuff was ransacked, the door was busted open to your storage room. I don’t think any of your stuff was stolen, but whoever it was cut open boxes looking for something.
We padlocked the back door and locked everything else up. We’re going back next weekend to start the cleaning up process.
We’ll call you guys this Thurs – last week was very busy for me at work and it got away from me.
Talk to you later….
The fact that Ron is leaving for the States on Wednesday has totally escaped him. My greatest concern now is Ron’s sleeping at the house alone. We will have to see what we can work out.