Thursday, January 31, 2013

You can't make this stuff up!

My oldest and dearest friend in the whole wide world lost her husband last Thursday.  George put up a valiant fight.  He was diagnosed with cancer 22 months ago.  I saw him last October.  I knew it was going to be the last time.  He had a peaceful passing in his own home and I am sure he is now in Heaven telling bad jokes!

Monday morning I set off for the airport to fly up to White Plains.  Soon after I got to the gate, the flight was cancelled due to bad weather.  I was booked on another flight four hours later with a stop and transfer of planes in Washington.  So instead of landing in NY at 2:30, I was leaving ATL at 2:20.  Trip up to Washington was bumpy but okay-plane was late.  20 minutes to make it from one end of Reagan National to the other end, check in and get on the plane.  It is a good thing that that plane was also delayed.  Plane now due to leave at 6:15.  I had never been to Reagan (and hope never to go again).  Announcement made to board plane:  go downstairs and get on a BUS that drives you out to the plane.  We all get on..and then the pilot announces that the mechanic think one of the tires is low.  Next announcement-they will be changing the tires on the plane.  Do not get out of your seat as the plane will be jacked up.  Okay.....90 minutes later we are able to get underway.
Poor Kathy.  She has been checking all day on my location.  The car service at this point will not be taking me to the funeral home because I have missed the whole wake.  Plane finally lands and I head for Mahopac.  13 hours after I left home, I got to Kathy's house.

But I  did make it safely and I got to be with Kathy.

1 wonderful peoplecomments:

Gretchen said...

That is quite an ordeal all the way around. Good that you were able to make it there and be with your friend although delayed by everything. Hugs.