3.30.2010

Sometimes...

when you go to the airport, your flight can get delyed. Sometimes, that can be an hour. Sometimes, they will move your gate at the last minute and you might think its the rushing of the bulls. And sometimes, they might cram you all into that plane and tell you there is another delay due to traffic jams on the tarmac. Which means sometimes you just barely make it to your connection on time to catch the next plane. And sometimes you might go to baggage claim and wait and watch everyone get their bags until your the only one left. Sometimes that means you might have to talk to Rick in the lost baggage office and he might take down your parents address in The Dalles and your own address in Corvallis. Sometimes Rick might tell you hes sorry your bag was lost and you might say, "I dont think you really are Rick". And then sometimes Anne might call you at 10:30 pm to tell you they found your bag and that it will get to you sometime in the night. And then sometimes you might get a call from Rafe at three in the morning telling you hes outside and needs you to sign for the luggage. And sometimes you might get dressed and go downstairs and open your door only to discover that Rafe isnt outside your door. Sometimes you might have to call rafe back and then he will tell you hes in The Dalles at your parents house and not at your house in Corvallis. And sometimes that might make Rafe get a little uncomfortable and apologetic but its not Rafes fault, its Ricks. And then sometimes Jim will call you in the morning and apologize for Ricks behavior. Which means sometimes you have to go your whole day without a hair dryer, make-up and the clothes you like. And sometimes before all that happened you might have thought your worst problem was carrying fake flowers  from Hobby Lobby all around the airport and having people stare at you.

4 comments:

mike said...

That is really hard to read, let alone experience it. I'm so sorry to hear you had such a time getting home. And all that time I kept asking SG if she had heard from you and if you made it safely home. Aside from the poor trip ending, it was really fun to have you guys here for a few days. It got hectic and loud and competitive at the tables, but what a fun ride for a few days. I was on the back porch yesterday and the quads were calling your name again. We'll see........Now it's back to the grindstone for you guys for a couple of months, and for us the noise in the house has stopped echoing. Fun memories until summer break and we see you guys again.Love you, Jones.

MichelleY said...

sorry KT....sounds like your trip home was as fun as your trip here :) and you can't be mad at rafe, it's not his fault his parents named him that.

britney said...

Wow.. Sounds like you went thru a lot! At least your hobby lobby purchase was "legit" this time.!

Jessica said...

One of the saddest stories I have ever heard! Seriously!!! And then that picture of you really made me want to cry. I panic every time I get on an airplane. Not because I'm afraid I may plummet to the ground, but that they might lose my new shirt from jcrew!