Tuesday, June 27, 2006

change that positive affirmation to "you will get to Texas"

the adventures have already begun... i should be about to land in chicago- but i am home at my computer- yes despite my most organized efforts- all children bathed, packing completed, all suitcases closed 2 hrs prior to departure, potty runs, a stop at target for gum, batteries, and a stop at wrights dairy to get dinner and treats for the plane, driving to the airport, parking, taking the shuttle, checking in, getting through security, and to the gate- to have them tell me (my flight was due to leave in 30 min.) that my flight hadn't even left it's previous destination yet and i would not get to TX tonight--

So my options were A. wait indefinitely(minimum couple hours) at the airport and hope to get to chicago tonight where i would have to pay for my own hotel and reroute the rest of the way in morning (or trouble shelah's mom to house me for the night) or B. go down and wait for 1/2 hour for the retrival of my checked bag. call the shuttle, go back for the car, drive home and do the whole thing over to take a 630 am flight.

at least i got to come home and read shelah's great reminiscience (thanks friend!)- although i must say she painted me in a kind light

10 comments:

Valarie said...

oh no! I thought of you when I saw all the delays in the NE today.

Nettie said...

I'm so sorry! You didn't really want a practice run, did you? Hope the morning goes better!

Mama Darlin' said...

Here are some good wishes for the AM, and have FUN!!! How exciting!

Carrie ~ ckbraveheart said...

Bummer!!! How annoying to get all ready just to start over again.

Stephanie said...

THAT makes for a ROTTEN night! I am so sorry! You two sound fun! I hope that your next attempt to get there goes MUCH more smooth.

Zoe said...

That stinks!!! I am soooo sorry to hear that. I hate it when traveling (with kids) doesn't go as planned. Well, I guess that it is a good practice run!

itybtyfrog said...

How horrible!! I hope your flight is there next time around. Have fun in Texas!!

SuAnn said...

Well have some fun once you are there! Hope it went smoother for the AM flight.

Amy said...

WHAT A PITB!! Hope you have a great time in TX while you are here

Jessica said...

Have a wonderful time! I'll be sending you mama patience vibes --

And, when you get back, I am coming over for my Jane Austen movies! I'm like a fish out water here making my bows without them!!!