Well, actually, we did manage to get past the existing front. It's just that an unforecast second front suddenly developed further west, and we found ourselves heading straight into it. The weather in Waco, Texas, was supposed to involve only a 4,500-foot broken layer of clouds with 10 miles of visibility. But we found ourselves in the clouds for most of the flight, and by the time we got to Waco it was raining with a ragged ceiling of about 1,000 feet and three miles of vague and misty visibility in darkening gray conditions. The good news about that, I suppose, is that I got some good instrument practice. And, you know, I've got to give this instrument flying stuff this: shooting an approach through clouds and rain has an amazing way of wiping anything else that might be bothering you right out of your mind-at least for a little while.