Tuesday, June 7, 2011
We're Back in the States Where Technology Makes Life Run Smoothly
Well, we've been back home for over a week. I apologize for the delay in getting back to my blog. We're back in spite of the particular airlines we used. Our morning of departure we got up at 4 a.m. to depart Honduras. The flight to Miami was without incident or food. The flight from Miami to Chicago was delayed, which I feared would set in motion a chain reaction of disasters in making our connecting flight from Chicago to home. I don't know why I was worrying so much; the connecting flight was cancelled completely. It was a special moment. By now it's @ 5 p.m. and it's been a long day. The same particular airline informed us that they lost 3/4 of our checked baggage and had no idea where our cargo might be. Because our flight was cancelled they offered to toss us on a bus (or was it under the bus?) from Chicago to home, another 4 hours or so. I asked if they would include a meal while we were waiting for the bus, but they informed me they "couldn't do that." Another special moment. At 7 pm. we boarded a bus and while sitting there idling, the engine died. But not to worry, the after a couple minutes the driver got it running again. About 3 hours into the ride home, the engine died and the driver pulled off the interstate and there we sat in the dark. Now would be the time to worry. He called the dispatcher of Vern's Bus and Bait Shop and eventually the dispatcher sent out another bus to meet us and pick us up and transport us the rest of the way home. We got in at midnight and were completely surprised by some of our family and friends welcoming us off the bus.
Soon I hope to fill you in on my reflections as I look back on our 3 months in Honduras. We are now adjusting to re-entry into mid-upper class IL. By the way, we did get all our luggage two days after we got home. But I still carry an attitude about the whole affair. I guess you carry your baggage whether or not you lose your luggage. Know what I mean?
I hope to hear from you as I get back in my blogging routine. If you have questions to which you'd like me to respond, let me know.
Be thankful for what and who you have.