Saturday, September 22, 2007

Back at last

We made it. And this time, I didn't have to stay in a hotel half way there. But, would it really be complete if there weren't any complications? No. Let's get right to it.

I missed my flight.

Oh yeah, I missed it. Fuming mad and still they wouldn't give an inch. Something about some stupid 30 minute rule. I was shocked. And to be totally honest, I REALLY do not think I was less than 30 minutes.

On the way, I told Jocelyn (sister) that I needed some cash and she then noticed she was out of gas. So we pulled over into "little Mexico" and I got what I needed. She got her gas. And then we finished the drive. We pulled up and I went to the sky cap counter. He couldn't get me in (30 minute crap). So, I ran inside and same thing. Grrrrr!!!!!

I was all sweaty, Ellie in the bjorn and get this. . . she had a blow out right then and there. Uh huh. After I got the bad news, I felt it. The lady behind the counter told me I could get in on the next flight out, but it didn't land until midnight. Not good. Who was going to come and get me. Thanks to trusty ol' Libby, I was safe.

So, we took it. But I was not happy. And all pee-peed too. I went to say goodbye to Jocelyn and then finished checking in. Ellie still on me, wet, all over.

I changed her and went through security. Which was a joke. HELLO!!! Can't anyone see me? I am ALONE. And could have used a hand. But no, I got through it all by myself. Thanks to no one Austin. And then I got to the gate and everyone was VERY nice and helpful. Too late! But I got over it and we had a good flight to Houston and then onto Pittsburgh.

All three kids slept the entire flight from Houston to Pitt and it was great. I of course couldn't sleep, and the guy behind me was stank. But, we made it and Libby was so kind to come and get us. Thanks Libby!

11 comments:

Rachel said...

can't you catch a break? holy crap! if I were you I would never leave home again. I hope your trip was worth it =) I love your new page set up with your little cuties on top. very professional. i am going to gave you my passcode and you can hook me up with a fancy template. si? no?

Jana said...

Rachel...I miss you! Come back. :)

Brooklet said...

Yuck, yuck, yuck! I haven't heard of the thirty minute rule. . .but glad you made it safely back and I hope you are getting some good r&r.

Tanya said...

Ok, how do you fly with three kids? How many seats do you buy - 3 or 4? And, do you bring carseats? Do they just fall asleep in the seat? Whenever we fly my kids are in such ooh and ahh that they can't miss a beat.

Trimbles said...

Pobrecita! Menos mas que llegaste!!! :) Im glad you had fun. So, yeah, I dont think Christopher actually reads what I write on the blog. I've told him to participate and write stuff and look at it... but he doesnt and thats what he gets for not. ;) Oh yeah, love the new background.

McKelle said...

Hey, I blame you. You're the crazy one traveling alone with 3 kids. Seriously! Who does that? Oh, and I could have told you about the glorious 30 minute rule. Been there, done that.

Libby said...

That's what you get for leaving :). I too have missed a flight bc of the 30 min rule. Although I was ust about to deliever and VERY emotional. Flying is NO fun! Atleast the drive home from the airport was exciting!! Atleast the blowout wasn't poopy...NASTY!!!

Bryan & Jen said...

what a nightmare!!! gotta love those blowouts... sick. Did I tell you that Dave Clayden married a friend of mine from here? i need to email you...

Kari said...

Jana you crack me up. You'll look back on this story and laugh your head off. I can't believe you flew with 3 kids either. Holy cow you are brave!

Kimo said...

WOW! Bummer! I didn't know about the 30 min rule. Glad you made it back safe.

Jennifer said...

I need the answers to Tanya's questions. I have debated whether or not to fly to Idaho by myself and just don't think I could do it, you are a brave woman.