Hawaii is five time zones away from Minnesota. It's an eight-hour plane ride from here IF you get a non-stop flight.
... and it's Jerry's favorite place in the world.
He leaves Tuesday for a month of R & R there. I follow in a couple weeks to spend the last two weeks with him.
But planning and packing for a month away is no easy chore. Meanwhile, he's cooking an elaborate dinner for our friends Diane and Tony, who are coming over to watch the Vikings-Patriots game that starts in a few minutes, and dealing with work stuff that keeps his phone ringing even on a Sunday afternoon.
"I'm overwhelmed!" he just said.
He needs to be on that plane waiting for take-off.