Sunday, January 2, 2011

Beat the odds- AGAIN

After spending 5 days with my family, I had to get back to Seattle to relieve our dear friends who took care of the pups while we were away and back to work/reality.  One of the positives about flying standby (space available) ... Gabe made a spur of the moment decision to spend a few days with his brother.  I would have loved to stay and play with them as well, but with the crazy weather conditions on the east coast and thousands of flights being canceled ... I just knew I couldn't risk being stuck in Dallas for another week.

After flying solo to Seattle, I woke up the next morning ......
to SNOW!!  Had no idea there was even a chance.

Which then turned to ice!  I may have slipped walking the dogs.
Not so great for myself in sales driving all over town.

It made for a VERY cold week, me calling maintenance out on New Years as our heater does not seem to be working in a proficient manner, and layering with my electric blanket throw I love!!

Then, the goal was to get hubby home before New Years Eve, but it wasn't going to happen as I'd expected so we made do apart to ring in the new year.  More on that later!!  Last night, I pulled up SWA and saw once again that the flights from Dallas to Seattle are sold out with one flight option.  Ahhh, not what a nonrev wants to see, but thank goodness Gabe is patient and doesn't get worked up flying.

Lots of chicken scratch to find a route with backup options 
as we always prepare for worse case scenario.  

I am happy to report that my hubby is about to land ... I might have missed my calling in flight reservations as I  made a CRAZY route work from Dallas to Tulsa, Tulsa to Denver, Denver to Spokane, and Spokane to Seattle.  Momma said this might be the last time we nonrev on the holidays.  

I'm game for it as we beat the odds again and always seem get lucky, even when everything is completely sold out and overbooked!!!  I'm not gonna lie, I'm glad  I can now finally relax with him home to start out 2011!

17 comments:

Ashley said...

Wow- don't you just love when the weather interrupts plans!

Michaela said...

Silly weather!! But yay for your optimism :)

Gari B. Lugar said...

Yay, that you and I can now relax as much as Gabe!!! Congrats on finding him a way home!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Your husband is a trooper for switching planes so often!! Glad you're finally almost reunited!

AbbyS. said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Glad you are back togehter and that you had a great holiday!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

haha... you made it work! Can't believe all of the snow, that is so crazy in Seattle!

Leslie said...

What a mess of flight plans!! I know you're relieved that he'll be home soon! And the snow looks pretty.. but when your heater isn't working I know it's awful! Happy New Year!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I wish we had snow here in Texas!

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

I don't know about on your side of the sound but over here Im freezing! ;)

Annie said...

wowie, i'm glad you two are back together!
best wishes for 2011!! :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year! So glad your husband is about to safely land at home! And how crazy is this, we got no snow here in Greenlake! A tiny flurry and that was it!

Maggie said...

Wow gotta love how weather does that to you! Being from MN I'm always checking weather patterns and the snow! Glad he's able to come home! Happy New Year!

Neha said...

Aww...the weather!!! Here too it's been ruining many travel plans with flights delayed or cancelled!

Glad your husband is back as you usher the new year! Have a great one!

Neely said...

Happy New Years Kelsey!

Cheryl said...

there is nothing fun about flying around x-mas and this weather is so unpredictable!!!! Places are getting snow that never get snow...so weird.
Us prairie people have it easy...not much crazy weather and we are pros at driving in snow!
Happy new year!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Wow! Snow can really screw up travel and flying!

Kristin said...

wowzers thats a lot of stops for your hubby!!

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