Zero "bumpies" on the flight, and one of the few times I've seen another airplane from my window!
It's about 10:30 p.m. and not only is he still smiling after an hour's drive to LAX to fetch me, but he even parked, came inside, and helped me with luggage. Then, back out to the garage, and guess what? A dozen gorgeous pink (my favorite) baby roses, and a 6-pack of Coke. It's a tradition now. 2 years ago when I returned from NYC, he had the roses, coke and Best Foods mayo because he prefers Pepsi and Kraft, but has made many accommodations for me. Thank you, Richard!