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Travel home [Dec. 8th, 2012|10:28 am]
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Yesterday was an awfully long day. I'm glad that on Thursday i was able to go walking in the nearby woods twice -- once, chattering on the phone with my sister, having my spirits lifted -- as Friday was wet and grey. Friday was a fairly full work day, with somewhat fewer meetings, then i left and had a wonderful early dinner with [personal profile] laughingrat at Zen Cha in Columbus, en route to the airport. Delicious food and chai, lots of laughter during our conversation. It was like a magic eraser of all the aches of the visit.

The 7:45 departure was the last flight out of the terminal at CMH, and the empty security line was surreal. I crocheted, i listened to the end of my Mary Russell novel for the trip, The Moor, starting another Bloody Jack story. A nice, stiff gin and tonic despite (because of?) New Director's adamant insistence that one should NEVER drink why flying. In Minnesota, there were flurries. I had a nice long walk to my gate without rushing: the flight to San Francisco was nearly empty. Unfortunately there was a delay for a maintenance issue, then the deicing unit near our runway had had a power outage, so we had to use some other deicing unit. My arrival home was delayed by an hour plus.

Fortunately, as the flight was nearly empty, the wait for luggage was negligible. I've slept in today, and am now trying to sort out the state of my genealogy database, along with synchronizing my personal machine with the external drive i carried. (Christine is napping.) I don't think OSX 10.8 likes being ported around and restored.

--==∞ ==--

Oh dear, i head Christine bemoaning "Feathers everywhere!" Greycie Loo is such a huntress, and i encourage the victims to our deck. *guilt*


[User Picture]From: weofodthignen
2012-12-22 06:02 pm (UTC)
Poor birds :-( But cats will play ...

What, no drinking on flights? That's ridiculous unless he means the price and the low standard of wine. I have been known, ahem, to order a double brandy when offered a free drink after an inordinate delay.

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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2012-12-22 07:15 pm (UTC)
Dehydration was his concern.

I had a gin and tonic, happy to find it was Bombay Sapphire.

ETA: oh look, that was part of the narrative. Ah well. (They have brandy on flights?)

Edited at 2012-12-22 07:15 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: weofodthignen
2012-12-22 07:24 pm (UTC)
One of my family's peculiarities was to court dehydration so as to avoid having to use a bathroom, so I tend to forget it is supposed to be a bad thing :-)

They carry all kinds of things for the First Class passengers, and they used to be briefly generous when there was a serious snafu involving, for example, 2 hours sitting at the gate. Also I know what their wine tastes like - it comes in cans, or used to, and doesn't like being shaken up that way. Bleah. All probably very out of date in this Brave New Age.

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