Yes indeed, it was a bad start to a very long day.
We got up at 3 am to leave at 4:30 to drive to Ontario Airport.
Out the door at 4:30, but Bill can't find his wallet. Searched the house for half an hour with no luck. So, he has no driver's license, no ATM card, and no credit cards. Luckily I had his passport.
We were late getting to the Park 'n Fly place - they whisked us over to the airport with just under half an hour to spare, but tht was too late for our checked bags. So, we had to take them as carry-ons.
In the meantime, going thru security, Bill got completely wanded and searched because of his hip replacement. They then found some large bottles of liquids in the bags that were to have been checked. Two bottles they let go, but the third one was a bottle of fancy cologne (about $50) which they kept. Bill argued, but to no avail.
Meanwhile, the flight was giving its final boarding call. We made it but by the skin of our teeth.