Turns out that the guy who wants me to go to Chicago REALLY needs me there. So we haggled, and I’m going. My travel-free month of July now has travel in it.
The good news is that we haggled to the point that my trip to Chicago is a day-trip. I depart SLC at 8am, arrive at O’Hare at 12:45, present from 2:00 to 3:45, and then zip back to the airport in time to catch a 4:52pm flight home.
There will be no meeting with Chicago-area Schlockers this time around, I’m afraid. But I don’t have to spend the night, either. It’s just a really long work-day spent mostly on planes.