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Well, Crap.

Rescheduled my 10:00 am flight tomorrow out of Washington Reagan International airport to 6:00 pm today, in order to get out before Hurricane Sandy hits.

No such luck.

Got to the airport at 4:00 pm, only to be informed that all flights after 5:00 pm today were canceled, and none tomorrow, either. Found out from the airline that the earliest I could get out was early afternoon on the 31st. My only alternative was flying out of Pittsburgh at 0540 on the 30th, which would have put my host driving me an 8-hour round trip through hurricane and tropical storm winds at Oh-Dark-Thirty to get me to the airport.

Yeah, not doing that, either.

Soooo, a very nice homeless man Old NFO offered me  his cardboard box couch for the next two days, until I can get my butt to New Orleans for EMS Expo.

Oh well, could be worse. I could be sleeping at the airport. Instead, I'm catching up on writing assignments and watching the Saints-Broncos game on a 48 inch Hi Def television and eating homemade pecan pie.

Yep, definitely could be worse.

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  • Laura

    i have no doubt you’re in the best place possible for the duration. hunker down, wait it out, and drink. lots. :)

  • Doug

    Doing my best there AD, spent 15 hours today trying to reaccommodate people from 3600 cancelled flights. Gonna do it all again tomorrow. Stay warm and safe where you’re at!

  • Old_NFO

    And he keeps coon fingering all my guns… sigh… Gonna have to count em before he leaves! :-D Just helping out where I can…

  • ZerCool

    I see some truly epic stories forthcoming…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.o.hast Jennifer Oclaray Hast

    I could think of worse places to weather out a storm. Enjoy.

  • azmrmacs

    And to think, you’re just up the road from TrommaShear and crew… We could have used you to staff-up a box.

  • Todd

    HURRICANE PARTY! Just sayin’

  • thatotherjean

    Glad to see you’re enjoying the delights of our fair (if somewhat wet, cold, and windy) state for another couple of days. Stay safe.

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