Today I ran some errands: picking up new keys for the mailbox, making an appointment for a locksmith to come rekey our locks on the house, picking up a few things at Home Depot - including a piece of wood for my new desk in the train room, picking up my bike from Bike & Hike, and a few things from Bimart. Its amazing how many little things need to be purchased for the house when you have been gone for two years.
As you may have read a few days ago, I was pretty unhappy with the way the TSA inspected my bike box. I wasn't mad that they inspected, but mad about the lack of respect for personal belongings. I paid a lot of money to have it packed so that there would be no damage. The TSA completely undid all that and then stuffed loosely back in the box.
Bike & Hike called today to let me know they had reassembled it. Thankfully, only minor damage. The derailleur was bent, but they fixed it. I will need to replace it someday in the future, but it should work just fine for now for now. I got lucky.
I have the TSA notification paper sitting here on my desk and plan to write them an email about the treatment of personal belongings.