Saturday, September 8, 2007

I'm leaving on a jet plane..don't know when I'll be back again

Actually I would like to be back for the Bridge Festival but nooooo, that's the week Brumer goes to Michigan to shoot at trees. According to Brumer they go quail hunting but I have yet to see a dead quail, a picture of a dead quail or even a quail feather. So I have come to the conclusion there is a whole lotta tree shootin' goin' on that week in Michigan. Just because I've been away from work more this year than I've been at work HE thinks HE needs a vacation. What a whiner.
Anny and Lynn got me to the airport in record time this morning and in spite of the rain and fog, flights were on time. When I arrived in Charlotte the gate area for the Myrtle Beach departure was packed to the gills with about 75 angry people from Pittsburgh whose flight had arrived late and caused them to miss their connection. Just as I was walking up to the gate US Air asked for volunteers to take a later flight in exchange for a free round trip ticket to anyplace US Air flies. I knocked down two old ladies (much older than you, Sammy), leaped over a seeing eye dog and managed to be second in line. So instead of getting home at 2:30 PM it was 5:30 PM BUT I now have a free ticket! Heck, I'll take that deal any day of the week.
TommyB picked me up at the airport and we stopped for dinner at Angelos. Great steaks and Tom filled me in on all the mini-dramas at work from the past two weeks. Better than any TV soap opera!