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