Weekend Recap

Last week, Katie saw her first real snow fall. She had only ever seen it snow once, in Texas. It snowed 2-3 inches. She basically spent ALL day outside watching it snow. When I came home, I showed her how to pack snowballs, make a snowman. She liked it. Next day, FLU. Poor thing.

Friday night, I cleaned my truck out. It is trashed. The rocks, dirt, fishpoo, plants, etc. from the fish tank sloshed up on to everything! I spent 2 hours cleaning it. I had a 5 gallon jug of water leak and completely fill the back seats with water. I picked up at least 3 cups of aquarium gravel by hand and vacumned up another 2 cups. What a mess.

Saturday morning, we pile into the VERY SMELLY Escape. I put plastic down on the back seats and blankets so we don’t get wet. Drive to Barraboo WI, and pick up my sister. She wasn’t feeling well either. So now I am off to my parents with 2 very sick women that are likely to heave and improve the smell in my truck.

We arrive at my folks apartment, and walk right in un-announced to my mom. She was SO surprised! We caught up for a while, then wandered off for supper. We went to a resturaunt, and mom walks in first, there is my Aunt’s Laruie and Therese, and some neighbors. She was again surprised! We told stories, ate some cake, and all decided that the chicken was THE BOMB!

I visited the house. So sad. I picked up a book I had given mom for Christmas one year off the floor and broght it back for her. There is just so much stuff that is burned, laying on the floor, etc. It’s overwhelming.

Yesterday, I droped Katie off at the Milwaukee airport. They let her on the plane there. Bummer! I went to dinner at a Thai resteraunt with a friend from collage just north of the airport while Katie was waiting to board. I wasn’t taking any chances with leaving and having to come back to pick her back up at the airport.

I am keeping her, you can’t have her!

The saga continues!

8 am Sunday Airplane ticket: $256.80
5 trips to the airport, 210 miles: $30
24 toll booths: $14
Food for airport sitting 18 hours: $26
New clothes, socks, razors, etc because luggage is at destination: $25
Katie still here in Elgin: Priceless

Yep, Katie is still here in Illinios. Florida, I’m keeping her, you can’t have her back! Sorry, I tried. 5 trips to the airport, 2 different tickets, 3 days of fighting with the airline. It’s much easier if she stays here. Really. Trust me.

I dropped her off on Sunday at the airport. She got to the terminal gate at 7:48 for her 8am flight. She was told she couldn’t board the plane (they had given her ticket away it appears). She was put on standby. Long story short, at 7pm, she was told that the next available flight would be the 7pm flight – on Monday. She can’t get her bags back, they flew them to Orlando on the first plane that they wouldn’t let her on. So she secured a paper ticket for this Monday flight, calls me, I go pick her up.

Monday, I drop Katie off extra early. She gets to the gate, and they tell her it will cost another $175 to get on the plane. What????? That’s extortion! On the way to the airport, she found out that she has this week off. Her dad looked new flights up and found out that it’s cheaper to fly out a week later on a new ticket then it is to pay the $175 at the gate. I go pick her up.

Tuesday, her bags are supposed to be back in town. The airline is going to call when they arrive. Yeah, right. She finally gets somebody who has the wherewithal to LOOK and see that her bags had indeed shown up in the morning – this is about 5pm. I go to pick up her bags.

New airline ticket. Did you know that ticket prices can double over night? I eventually found her a ticket. $178. I am tired of dicking around with United Airlines and O’Hare airport. Her flight is a Midwest Express out of Milwaukee. It’s cheaper to drive up there and back then it is to put her on a plane 27 miles away. Obsurd.

The good news is that I get to keep Katie for an extra week. Let me tell you, this is a very good thing. She is MOST helpful! She unpacked my kitchen tuesday, and put stuff away in the cabinets. I came home to a home cooked meal! Last night we moved a bunch of stuff around in the 2nd bedroom/office/den whatever you want to call it so I could set up the 29 gallon fish tank. You can almost walk in there now! LOL

This move has been eventful if anything…

It’s Move in time…

Well, I got the keys for my apartment.


Now to move all my crap into it. This is gonna suck. I am going to drop everything off in the 2nd bedroom and sort it out this week from there. Maybe, just maybe, I will be able to get the rental truck and trailer back yet today!

Wish me luck!

Katie’s day of hell

Katie’s day really sucked. She spent ALL day at the airport, and never got on a plane. She lost her book. Broke her bag, and got hit on to boot!

She has a ticket for a plane tomorrow at 7pm. Maybe she will get on this one.

This works for me. Help unloading.


An hour late and a wheel short…

My move is cursed!

Not being able to get my apartment for 2 days because the wheel fell off the trailer, and now this.

Katie is on standby. She is sitting at the airport, watching planes fly away. How frustrating. I just looked online at what flights where still available, and there is1, and they want $1208 for it.

Good thing she has a good book!