We were supposed to be home around 7pm last night, but the Universe had other plans. Here is a brief summary of yesterday’s events:
Already exhausted from the Longest Week Ever, Emily and Michael hike (with luggage) to catch a bus to the airport. Uneventful security screen and check-in. Flight overbooked. We are on a new flight leaving three hours later. Flight overbooked. We are on another new flight an hour after that. Hunker down and wait in the bar (chairs and tables and food and wireless internet are there). Michael naps on the floor (using a carry-on full of yarn -see below- as a pillow) to the amusument of other airport bar patrons. Go through security again. This time our tickets are flagged as a “security risk” due to the excessive changing of airlines and flights. *angry language happens here* Extended security check, complete with pat-down. Change planes in Charlotte – no time for supper (argument about not having time for supper – I have cheese nips, I will survive). Sit IN PLANE on tarmac for TWO HOURS due to extraordinary thunderstorm. They KNEW about the storm and loaded us into the plane anyway instead of letting us stay in the airport and have supper. *more angry language* Doze uncomfortably on plane. Emily keeps kicking the chair in front of her (really sorry about that, buddy). Wake up enough to retrieve luggage, find truck, eat cheeseburger and start home. Sing camp songs in the truck to stay awake. Fall into bed at 1am.
I had this fantasy about being able to blog while we were up there. I figured that since we weren’t In Charge of the kids this year I would have more down time. HAH. As you can see that didn’t work out as well as I had planned. But the week went very well, the kids had a great time in arts and crafts. I did manage to finish the potholder rug and the kids LOVED putting the loops together. The 9-10s went through five bags in about half an hour.
It is absolutely hideous – I love it! There are enough left over loops to make one for myself.
The other very cool thing was that there was YARN in the artisans bazaar! My friend, Bethany, has been dyeing this year and had some very very pretty colorways. I bought up the superwash.
Not pictured is a merino/mohair blend called “Watermelon Sunshine”. It is lovely.
I think I am going to get her to dye some just for my Yarn Aboard Pal.
Speaking of Pals: Thank you all so much for voting! The Lagoon edged out Fred Flintstone at 58 votes to 52. Cool colors for toasty toes it is! There are 65 of you entered in the drawing based on the comments on my blog. There are four other comments on the poll site, but they are listed as “anonymous cowards.” (Oh, Quimble. You and your sense of humor.) If you are one of those four and you didn’t leave an additional comment on the blog, let me know so I can include you in the drawing!
I am getting all the names together today and will draw a winner tomorrow! Please forgive me for not responding personally to every one of the comments – I am a wee bit tired (see above) and have a lot of blogs to catch up on!
PS William Henry Update: he grew while we were gone! He has been to the vet a few times to spend the day so that he can get used to living there and has done very well. Unfortunately, M loves him. A lot. And WH feels the same way about M. M now feels that another cat wouldn’t be all that bad and questons if WH is “suited” for life as a clinic cat. We are clearly on our way to being Crazy Cat People.