Today my post is a bit different from others. It’s 6:16 am Central time. I should have been out the door and on my way to the Birmingham Airport; I should be on my way home from a business trip. Instead I’m on hold with my company’s after hour service for travel. My flight is delayed more than two hours, which means I will get to Houston after my connecting flight is already gone…ah well. I’m glad I have my laptop in the hotel room so I could monitor this.
Last night was eventful…severe thunderstorms. I was not in an area with tornadoes, but there were tornado watches through the night. Howling winds…heavy rains…sirens…a constant rumble that was thunder in the distance. At one time I was jarred awake by what sounded like an air raid siren in the distance.
My heart goes out to those whose lives have been changed by these events. When I was in the office yesterday, the locals were nervous. Last year a co-worker “lost everything” due to a tornado. The memory of all they experienced was still very fresh. I was appreciative of their hospitality and helpful hints.
In the meantime I’ve made a cup of tea. I’m grateful for the pleasant, professional lady on the phone who is trying to assist me with travel arrangement. She keeps coming back on the line to say she’s still there and trying to help me.
Interestingly enough, my laptop is new. It’s a mini netbook that I was initially debating about buying. In hindsight it’s already proved to be worth the purchase. I’ve loaded quite a few free books onto Kindle, so I’m set as far as reading material. I’ve been on Skype with Al a few times. …and here I am able to blog more easily than with a cell phone. I definitely need a keyboard!
If time permits I’ll post more about this through the day.
My tea is waiting for me, so I’m going to finish packing assorted sundry items…then I’ll just wait.
I suspect there will be many travelers today who will be tired and also experiencing delays.
Be safe everyone, wherever you are.
Patience is the word for the day.