Volcanic Ash

April 17, 2010 at 10:38 AM 2 comments

We didn’t make it out on our flight yesterday as we had hoped. Our flight got canceled 5 minutes before we arrived at the airport yesterday morning. (Mind you, it’s an hour drive from our house to the airport.) We are rescheduled for tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon for a flight to Chicago, but we’re not too optimistic. When we were at the airport yesterday, they said our aircraft was stuck in Milan, so I doubt they even have aircraft at FRA that we could use if the airspace opens up.

We have been checking maps of the jet stream, which look promising to the untrained eye, but we’re just so skeptical. We even tried to schedule to fly out of Rome, Milan or Madrid, but the airline won’t let us change our country of origin. So until FRA or Munich opens up, it looks like we’re stuck.

Today is John’s stepfather’s birthday, and we’re really sad to be missing the family celebration with him. I was also supposed to get my haircut this afternoon. I’ve rescheduled my haircut (slightly optimistically) for Wednesday. We have tickets to the River Parade in SA for Monday night, and I really want to go. Tuesday is my little brother’s birthday. Oh, and Monday I also have a dentist appointment. We’ll start missing things left and right…

Ok, I really am trying not to get too disappointed. And as my sister said, at least we get to move home in a year. Other things we’re grateful for (in relation to this):

  • That this didn’t happen 23 months ago. John wouldn’t have been able to make it home for our wedding. What a disaster. I hope no one is in this situation – missing the bride or groom.
  • That this isn’t happening 12-13 months from now when we’re trying to MOVE home.

With those things in mind, we’re trying to sit tight until we have clear airspace and can fly safely to visit our friends and family. For those of you who have been inconvenienced or disappointed because of this, we’re so sorry. We love you all and miss you!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. CN Heidleberg  |  April 17, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Ugh, I’m so sorry the volcano is messing up your trip. 😦

    • 2. osarah  |  April 19, 2010 at 1:12 PM

      Thanks, C 🙂
      On the upside, at least we’re having beautiful weather here this week.


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