Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day one blues

Warning:  this is a vent.  I'm supposed to be flying to Dublin at this very moment but instead i'm cooling my heals in San Francisco at a motel.  My flight from Seattle was delayed 3 hours, then we spent an hour and a half on the runway.  The flight attendants kept telling me "not to worry, as all the flights flying into the Bay Area will be delayed."  

By the time I arrived at the Aer Lingus counter they had closed up shop and headed home (literally).  There were 10 of us who missed the plane because of flight delays.  I called Orbitz (India) who informed me that the next flight would be Friday and that they would be charging me $100 for a flight change.  I hung up and headed back to United where after another 2 hours I was booked on a flight to London that leaves tomorrow night.  This means i will miss the first day of the conference - disappointing to say the least. 

I then went in search of my luggage - no one knows where that ended up....just to give you a visual i'm sitting on my Travelodge bed in my undies as i just washed my shirt that i will be wearing again tomorrow :)  Too much info?  

I'll be heading back to baggage claim in the morning to see if they have located my luggage and then wait for my evening flight. I noticed the airport has a Reflection Room - i plan on hanging out there quite a bit tomorrow..... 

  

7 comments:

Jenny Warner said...

wish i had time tomorrow to come hang out with you!!! so bummed your trip was delayed!

Philomena Ewing said...

I am so sorry that you have had such a horrendous time.
I posted an upbeat comment here yesterday wishing you well on your journey but it does not look as if you have received that either
- You must be so tired and angry but I hope you have a better day today - my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Godbless

Lauralew said...

Oh Roberta--how disappointing and frustrating. Lots of hugs to you.

Steve & Theresa said...

Now, didn't I tell you that there would be no problem getting out of PA? Never said anything about SF. You could always visit the Golden Gate bridge, or have some of the best sourdough bread in the universe!

Slainte! me

Becky (the little sister) said...

I would say that God is teaching you patience but you might throw something at me.

In any event - I will pray that today goes much more smoothly.

ROBERTA said...

thanks Jenny, it would have been fun to hang out! but i will be back next year as the SDI event will be held here!!! and Philomena, I did receive your greetings! i don't know why it didn't post? i'm ok today - i'm off in search of deodorant!!!! and a brush :) thank you for the kind words....

kristin said...

Praying for you, that God will help you find some peace in the midst of this period of frustation and waiting...