Six months ago, I booked a flight to visit a classmate and an online friend. Slowly my wife and I got together everything we needed to take. We paid no heed to time as the months melted away. Our lives carried on as normal with all its ups and downs and steadily time moved on not noticed by us as we immersed ourselves in what we did. Suddenly we stopped and realized just how far time had moved on. Panic then set in when we realized just how much more we had to do and there was only 16 days to go.