For how to proceed with the title of this blog post, see step #7.

  1. Drop off Karsten
  2. Get BBQ at Ole Time
  3. Return rental car, take shuttle to airport
  4. Discover that your flight is so delayed due to weather that you will arrive in DC approximately 20 hours later than originally planned
  5. Get plane ticket refund
  6. Have rental car shuttle driver ask you why you're back so soon
  7. Drive 285 miles from Raleigh, NC to Mt. Rainier, MD, cutting delay-induced tardiness from 20h to 30m
  8. Admire Washington monument at midnight along the way
  9. Send "I am still alive" emails, blog posts
  10. Sleep