As usual, it seems that I was unnecessarily dramatic with my previous post. The drive to Richmond took about 2.5 hours which is exactly what I expected. There were a few minutes of slow traffic just south of DC, but at the time I was driving, no further issues. The GPS tried to send me off course and I disregarded her advice. Sure enough, right around the next turn, brake lights everywhere. The traffic was there specifically to prove a point, that I should listen to the GPS since it can see more than me.
The car didn’t explode, I didn’t crash or die. One or all of the eight medicines I took were working so I didn’t even feel that bad. All things considered, it was less terrible than I anticipated. The hotel is fine, wifi works which is my only real concern anyway. Although, there was a catch. When I checked-in, they billed me for the room, saying they needed work to fill in a form (by 9am the next morning…) allowing the hotel to charge their card. All I know is, I had better not be on the hook for this hotel bill since that wasn’t part of the deal.
Now I get to catch up with YouTube and decide if it’s worth $14 to me to eat breakfast here or just starve. I heard the training class is in the ballroom which hopefully means there will be lots of people, easier to disappear into the crowd that way.