I’m home from Stouffer’s! I haveÂ a pile of mail and packages to go through and I have to take Nathan to “Meet the Teacher” night at the school he’ll be going to in the Fall, plus I’m so tired that I fell asleep on both flights home today.
Speaking of my flights…I headed to the airport from the hotel this morning with Carmen, Lisa, Deb, and MJ.Â Carmen was on a different airline, but Lisa, Deb, MJ and I were all flying from Cleveland to Detroit before splitting off for separate connecting flights home.Â
We missed our flight. We got to the gate and the door was closed, the agent had left, and we could see the plane out on the tarmac headed to the runway. An airport employee pointed us back towards ticketing where we had to go to rebook our flights.
So there the four of us were in ticketing, MJ on the phone to Northwest, Lisa on the phone to Simon with Publicis PR, and miraculously, there were four unsold seats on the next plane going to Detroit which was in less than an hour. We printed our boarding passes, went through security again, and then went to the gate. Yes, we made the flight
So, we get off the plane in Detroit, and I’ve got about 25 minutes until my connecting flight is boarding. They made us gate-check our rolling suitcases, so we had to wait for those. And wait, and wait, and wait. By the time I got my bag, I had 15 minutes to get from the end of C terminal to the other end of B terminal.
At least I didn’t have to go to A terminal like Deb, which involves escalators and the supremely annoying tunnel with the flashing lights and loud music.
So I make my connecting flight, we board the plane, push back from the gate, and then stop. The pilot comes on and says there’s a “mechanical problem”, and we have to go back to the gate for it to be fixed. And it could be anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes until we take off. Yippee.
I promptly fell sound asleep, barely registered take-off, and woke up with a start when we landed and the pilot slammed on the brakes (or whatever they do to stop the plane) making everyone lurch forward in their seats. I was just glad that my Dad and Stepmom were at my house and that Ryan could stay with Kaitlyn so they could come get me.
I want to tell you a lot more about the event itself, but right now I have to take Nathan to this scavenger hunt/get to know your new school thingy, so Nathan can learn how to open a locker and whatever.
Also? I am SO looking forward to sitting on the couch with Chris tonight watching DVR’d “Lost” and “Rescue Me”.Â If I don’t fall asleep, that is.