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December 09, 2005

Things can only get better!

Well, I just got home. A day late, but hey, I'm home.

Naturally, the way this week was going, I was at Midway airport yesterday trying to get home during a huge snowstorm. My original flight was cancelled as it was redirected to ... Kansas City - it never got to Chicago!.

The next flight was delayed. And delayed. And delayed.

Once in a while I could see a plane taking off, but next to no planes landing - then we heard about the incident - a flight from Baltime (one I have been on many times) landed and skidded off the runway and onto the street, hitting 2 cars. Sadly, a little six year old boy was killed by the accident, but everyone on board the plane was okay, and having been on that same street earlier in the day, I can tell you it could have been much, much worse - that is a very busy intersection, and the traffic yesterday was just awful.

I'm a little slow on the uptake sometime, and I didn't really realize until about 8:00 pm that I was *not* going to get home last night. For an extremely brief amount of time, I thought about perhaps just spending the night in the airport, but good sense came to my rescue.

Thank God I'm a Hilton Honor's Diamond member. I called the Diamond Desk's 800 number and they managed to find me a room at the Doubletree about 12 miles from Midway.

Then, of couse, I had to get there - I walked out of the terminal, and there were at least 1000 people lined up for the one and only taxi sitting there. And I'm not exaggerating.

But then, I looked across the street, and believe it or not there was one hotel shuttle sitting there. And it was the Doubletree Hotel's shuttle - the same one I was headed for.

I thought a silent 'thank you' to my guardian angel - surely, getting that shuttle had to be a heavenly act!!!

I finally got to fly home today. John picked me up from the airport - all my luggage made it in earlier than I did - and we went out for a nice lunch.

Now, I have to attempt to catch up with all the work I didn't get to do yesterday!!!

Posted by Beth at December 9, 2005 02:17 PM