The next month is going to be absolutely crazy. Tonight, driving to Baltimore for Gene’s graduation party on Saturday. We probably won’t get in until around midnight after a 31/2 hour drive. Not good for me since I tend to fall asleep when I drive at night! Drive back tomorrow and get in late.
I have to preach on Sunday. It will be an experience in extemporaneous preaching. Where is the time? I may also have to officiate, since Fr. Cullen won’t be there and the supply priest has at times forgotten to show up. It will be an impromptu Deacon’s Mass.
Then, on Monday May 29th, I fly to Ashville N.C. for the Medical Trust’s Lake Logan Conference. Fly to Cleveland on Friday May 2nd. I’ve got to carry all the vestments I need from Newark to Ashville to Cleveland and back to Newark.
Friday, rehearsal for ordination and then the Bishop’s ordination dinner. Saturday morning June 3rd, 10:00 am, I’m finally ordained priest along with the new transitional deacons.
Sunday June 4th, I fly back to New York. Work the following week.
Sunday, June 11, I fly to Columbus to attend General Convention with the Medical Trust. On Sunday, June 18th, I fly back to New York. This gives me two weeks to try to find a new apartment, since the one in which I’ve been living for the past 9 months in New Jersey has been sold to a new owner. I have to be out by June 30th. This is going to be a crazy month.
A good thing – as of Memorial Day, I am a full-time employee of the Medical Trust, after a year of being “Casual Part-Time.” I get benefits!