I was finally able to catch a flight home on Thursday. Unfortunately, my trip began with a two-hour delay, due to a jammed container. But my fear that we would have to deplane again proved to be unfounded and we landed in Frankfurt on Friday morning with only a slight delay.
So I now have returned to my normal library routine. I’ll need some time to sort through all my impressions of the US and am sure that I will be able to apply my experiences there to our plans for new construction at our library. But I’m equally sure that I will draw on my month-long stay in the US for a long time to come.