Archive for September, 2002

I was supposed to fly that day.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2002

I had plane tickets for that day. Technically, I still have them, as they weren’t used. It was supposed to be my first real business trip – Salt Lake City for a conference.

I came into work early on September 11. I had some things to finish up at the office before my afternoon flight, and I still had to go home to pack before heading out to Dulles. I got in around 7:30.

The phone rang just before 9:00, barely catching me before I left. It was my husband.
“Go to a news site now,” he said.
“Which one?” I replied.
“It doesn’t matter.”