Our flight to Jeddah doesn't leave until tomorrow afternoon, but we've already checked in our bags, going down to the airport to do so this morning. The channels for Saudi Airlines were packed with pilgrims and their bags, a small taste of the crowds to come.
I've almost cleared, or at least temporarily dealt with, all work related tasks. Doing so has left me deeply tired and in need of revivifying. I very much doubt an easy time is ahead, but I'm hoping for revival of the deepest kind.