Sunday, December 31, 2006

When you're not where you thought you would be New Year's Eve

Head out on the highway to the airport where you hear from the Continental Airlines agent that the jet has a flat tire because somebody left a nail out on the jetway and won't possibly leave before 3:00 pm because nobody in Midland knows how to change the tire on the jet so they have to fly a crew out from Houston to fix it and there's no way you will possibly make any connections from Houston to LaGuardia then you see the most disappointed look on your nephew's face because he won't get to see fireworks in Central Park to celebrate the New Year arriving and then yell at the gate agent when she tells you the soonest you can leave is 8:00 a.m. the following morning so you tell her that you better both be upgraded so then you head back out on the highway completely irritated and disappointed but then the day passes and you realize that its one more day to spend with the ones you love and that Audra McDonald Live From Lincoln Center comes on even in Midland and your nephew Cody asks you if that's opera but his friend Jordan thinks its American Idol and then you hear peals of laughter from the children playing and your brother-in-law cheering for Greenbay in the other room and your sister making s'mores in the oven...and even better, this is an entertaining adventure too. Happy 2007!

4 comments:

jamie said...

Great Story! Tell Cody there will be many more years of fireworks to come!

HughE2030 said...

Funny, good attitude - Happy New Year!! Come to Philadelphia on Saturday for the rescheduled rained out Mummers Day Parade!!

http://www.mummers.com/

tasb89 said...

I wondered where I left my nail.....

litwit said...

Green Bay! Woo hoo! I'm glad you made it safe and sound, even with an unexpected adventure... happy new year!