Some days are great, others are not...but no matter what twists and turns I encounter, you can be sure I'm going to write about it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Of Course This Would Happen

Did I ever mention how much I HATE flying? Well, I do. In fact, last night as I was supposed to be getting ready for a business trip I was taking (today) I had about a half dozen mini melt downs. Maybe I've always been this crazy about flying, but there's definitely some added anxiety involved when you're a single parent.

All of these horrible scary thoughts kept creeping into my head. I can't even bring myself to type them out.

Rewind to this morning.

I was up at 4:45am to be out of my house by 5. My plane was scheduled to leave at 7:05. I was on-time. The plane was on-time. Life was good.

I boarded the plane, and found out I didn't have anybody sitting next to me (SCORE! I got BOTH of the arm rests...BOO YAH!). We took off, and my gut wasn't feeling right (my gut RARELY lies to me).

And then, it happened.

A half hour into my one-hour flight, the captain came over the loud speaker

"Attention passengers, our air craft is experiencing maintenance issues. The Indianapolis airport does not have the parts, so we will be returning to the Minneapolis Airport. Our scheduled arrival time is 20 minutes."


Now, if you know me in real life, you know I'm not a super religious person...I immediately started praying.

Obviously, we touched down safely. We were transferred to another air craft, and I arrived at my destination a good two hours behind schedule.

I'm safe. I'm on land. I'm damn happy to be going to bed in about two minutes. The end!


  1. Flying freaks me out too. I would so much rather drive. I dont know I would get back on a plane after experiencing maitainance issues. Have a great trip!

  2. OH SHITE. That would have scared me, too. I take Xanax to fly, I hate it so much. It's a miracle cure. If you're really having trouble, I highly suggest it.
    I am so happy you are safe and sound!!!

  3. ARGGGHHH!!! I've tried to leave a comment twice tonight and it's not working. Glad you have made it safely. Enjoy your trip!

  4. I'm not scared to fly, but that sounds pretty frickin' frightening to me! I'm glad you're safe.

  5. Yuck, plane problems are the worst. Hope you had a good trip!