Friday, March 14, 2008

Brett & Amy Update

Wow. I haven't blogged in forever. I sort of reached that point where I hadn't blogged in so long that the amount that I needed to fill you in on was so overwhelming that it was almost easier just not to blog...but then more things accumulate to blog about, and the problem doesn't go away. So I will write one post to fill you in, and then resume normal blogging.

Brett & I went to San Diego for about 9 days. We had a lot of fun, saw a lot of sunshine, family, and old friends, but we are happy to be home again.

For a while it didn't seem like we were going to make it home. We arrived at the airport for our 4:50 flight to Denver (from San Diego) at about 2:30. When we got there we learned that not only was there bad weather causing flight delays into and out of Denver, but the plane we were supposed to be on was having mechanical issues as well. So, the flight was postponed until 7:10 which meant that we would miss any connecting flights to Moline on Sunday, and due to all of the weather issues they couldn't even guarantee us a seat on any flights on Monday... So needless to say going to Denver was not an option.

Because the Quad Cities has such a small airport, we can only fly into it from San Diego via Denver or Chicago. Chicago was having weather issues as well, but theirs was just high wind. Lucky for us, a flight to Chicago from San Diego that was supposed to take off at 1:50 got postponed until 6:30, so we were able to catch that one. We wouldn't arrive to Chicago until after midnight, but we had been guaranteed seats on the first flight to Moline the following morning.

This is the part where I need to remind you that we are supposed to be moving the following morning, so we absolutely HAD TO be home by Monday.

After landing in Chicago, Brett & I made ourselves comfortable for the long night we would have to spend at the airport. At one point during the night Brett got up and happened to check the departure board. When he did he discovered that our flight to Moline had been altogether canceled!!!!! The next flight to Moline wasn't until 2:30 pm, and of course they couldn't guarantee us a seat on the flight until we could talk to the booking agent at 5:00am (this all happened at 2:30 am).

At this point we decided we could no longer rely on the airlines to get us home, so we rented a car and by 4:00 am we were in a rental car on our way home.

The next day we moved into the fabulous new house we rented. We are really enjoying having more space and lots of peace and quiet. Lots of things are still in boxes right now, we are hoping to be able to get things a little bit more organized this weekend.

Last weekend we went up to see Brooke & Joe for Brooke's baby shower. We had a really fun time. We also managed to squeeze in a much-needed trip to IKEA on our drive home. We must have been quite the sight to people though, because we had such a long drive ahead of us it was truly a speedy IKEA run....more like an IKEA sprint (haha)...we were pretty much plowing through all of the casual IKEA-browsers, but hey- we were on a mission! :-)

We really don't have too much new and exciting coming up, but we are enjoying that right now. The weather here is finally warming up, so hopefully that will lead to some better blogging opportunities.
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