After spending the morning with various actions under the category of “getting ready,” I was out of the garage pointed southbound right at noon. Arrived at the diocesan center in Springfield at 3:45. Then, more getting ready–this time for the Eucharist of the 143rd annual synod of the Diocese of Springfield. It was a fulsome liturgy with a nearly empty church (by intent), but live-streamed (or so we thought at the time) and recorded. Tomorrow, the synod itself. Afterward, I went out and got myself some pizza. Came back to the office for some more “getting ready” puttering, and to camp out for the night.