March 29, 2007


It's good to be home. Yesterday was a long day of travel - we decided to fly standby on an earlier flight, so that meant getting to the airport 3.5 hours earlier than our standby flight and 5.5 hours earlier than our original flight. Good thing I had a book.

When we got up to check-in the United representative was very smiley - a cute woman in her 50's with a blonde bob, glasses, and a ginormous diamond on her finger. I always notice rings for some reason. Anyway, I liked her.

I liked her until she said "um, did you come out her on your original flight?". No, I hadn't. I was unable to come with Forest on Sunday so I ended up buying another flight on Monday since that was cheaper than switching my existing flight. I should know that cheating the system never works for me.

Turns out if you aren't on your first flight, they cancel your whole trip. I actually knew this, but I did not do what I know I am supposed to do and call them to say I still want that flight. I just checked the Internet and saw that my flight was still there, so I thought all was good. Lazy. "Yes, United lady I do want to get home and no, I'm not staying in Vegas one more day, so here's my credit card. Please charge me another $150. Thanks!"

This story is getting too long, so here are two redeeming highlights of the story after this:
• I got checked for extra security due to my one way flight purchasing, but it ended up getting us through the security line in like 15 min. instead of an hour. 1 point for Raya.
• We got on our standby flight and sat in the exit row - how these seats were not booked already, I don't know but I always try to get the exit row seats and never do. 2 points for Raya. Game over.

By the way, this photo is of our antique O'keefe and Merrit stove. It came with the house, and was definitely the closer for me when we were looking. We had our realtor write it into the offer we liked it so much.


Vallen said...

That stove is identical to the one we had when I was a kid. Yes, I'm that old!!!

Alishia said...

I love that stove. I lived in a cool, old house in historic Phoenix that had a cool stove like that. I have a feeling I'd like your house. Do you ever shop at Wisteria in Aptos when you're home? Um, I love that place.

raya said...

When Christa visited she said you and I have very similar taste. I have a pretty little guest room with your name on it, girl. Love love love Wisteria..I think you can have tea there, no? Another store I love is called Fleur, in Aptos. Since Faith is moving to Phoenix, we have to hang out when I come to visit.