On Saturday night I actually got to sleep pretty early in the hotel room but woke up once and checked my e-mail while I was awake (I think it was around 9:30/10:00). I had an e-mail from United Airlines cancelling our Monday morning flight. It just said our flight was cancelled, not offering us a different flight home. I tried to call United but ended up on hold for over two hours. It was after midnight and I had a marathon to run the next day, literally, so we gave up.
|Yep, over two hours on hold the night before a marathon - at midnight - Do not try this at home!|
|This was Monday morning 10:55 am - yeah, we weren't going anywhere for a while|
We called United AGAIN and told them we couldn't do the Richmond flight after all and needed to fly out of Dulles as originally planned. They told us that all Wednesday flight options were now booked and they'd book us on a Thursday option. I argued with the lady that we HAD to have Wednesday and she offered me a flight through Newark, NJ... ummm - apparently she didn't watch the news in India. Eventually she found a Tuesday flight option through Charlotte and we took it.
|Good thing we brought our Monopoly Deal.. we played several hands. Here's Russ with the Hockey Ross point|
So, we had a plan and a flight that seemed like it wouldn't be cancelled so I did my best to try and relax. There is not a person in this world that gets me more than my BFF and I was stranded in her house. Any other time I would pay an INSANE price for this to happen but I just kept worrying about items back home. I had Ross with Grandma, Reid & Ryan with Alyssa, a neighbor taking our trash out, a neighbor watching the boys in the a.m. so Alyssa could get to work, a neighbor taking Reid to hockey practice, a neighbor looking up phone numbers for me so I could get my Halloween party volunteer items covered, two separate parents covering my volunteer items... it was insane and stressful.
|We were STRANDED with nothing better to do - Catherine and I went to the mall on Tuesday.|
|Russ wasn't minding the trip at all - Catherine cooked us dinner every night and she's a GOOD cook!!|