Last night

This is a running commentary of what happened last night with Rachel's flight back from an ADX convention in California. Last year, we all went and got stranded in Cleveland overnight. Two years ago, Rachel got delayed for 14 hours and Ricky and I ended up spending the night in a hotel in Columbus. And now to the story, written as it happened :)

02/22/09 - 21:46
As I write this, the boys and I are sitting at Subway, inside Walmart in Dayton, just south of I-70. Rachel got on a plane in Chicago at 8. I started to load up the boys then, and we headed out around 8:05. Rachel called me at 8:30 to tell me that the plane she was on was having "mechanical difficulty" with the door. They found this out after everyone was loaded..... even though the Rachel watched the last four flights have the exact same problem. So I decided that we would just head to Dayton anyways, and kill time at Walmart. I didn't want to waste the gas to drive back home, then back up. The only problem is that if we end up having to spend the night in a hotel, I am not prepared, and I am mad at myself for that. Rachel did text me to tell me that they were switching planes. So now we are eating Apples and cookies........waiting. More as the drama unfolds.

02/22/09 - 22:06
Rachel just let us know that she is on the new plane. I expect a call any second that something is wrong with this plane, or the fact that it is currently snowing in Dayton will cause a problem. Boy am I a pessimist when it comes to airplanes.
(Not safety wise, but as in getting people to where they say when they say they will).

2/22/09 23:00
Still at Walmart. looked at just about everything. I am now letting Ricky randomly say a direction, and we walk that way. It is actually kinda fun, mainly because of how much fun he is having doing it. These kids are going to crash when we finally get Rachel.

2/22/09 23:16
Rachel has landed!!! We are heading to get her.

2/22/09 23:56
Got her. Much "Hi Mommy" from the boys :).

2/23/09 00:55
At the apartment. Both boys are asleep and we need to unload.

2/23/09 1:09
Home and unpacked. Ricky is asleep, and Rachel is cuddling with Wes.

Just once, I wish that we would get home from ADX convention on the same day that travel is started. But I guess it is a plus that we are spending the night at home.

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