Up at 3:15am (EDST), out at 4am aiming toward a 5am arrival at Boston Logan International and a 6am departure for O’Hare. It all happened smoothly, I’m pleased to say. Racked up multiple hundreds of steps on the pedometer during a three+ hour layover in Chicago. We were keeping our fingers crossed about our 11:30 connection to Springfield, since I’ve had a run of bad luck in that regard of late, but it all went right by the script and we were on the ground before noon and home by 12:30. After unpacking and resting a bit, I attacked some accumulated emails and a handful of other tasks that didn’t require an inordinate amount of creative thinking.