Yesterday was a doozy.
After seeing to some family business and visiting our daughter in Iowa, Mrs. Animal and yr. obdt. repaired Monday evening to Des Moines, where we had an early flight the next morning – yesterday. We arose at 4AM and went from our one-night hotel room to the airport, there to board our plane on time.
And then, in that plane, we sat on the tarmac for an hour waiting for some thick fog to clear so we could take off on the VFR-only runway, the “instruments” runway being closed. (Who knew that was a thing?) So that made us an hour late getting into our connecting airport, Chicago/O’Hare, one of the worst airports in the nation. And, sure as hell, we were rebooked on the next flight, with crappier seats.
And then that flight was delayed two hours due to weather screwing up air traffic on the Eastern Seaboard. Instead of getting back to our temporary New Jersey lodgings at a little after noon, as expected, we got here about five o’clock.
I guess the theme for today is “people in so-called ‘public service’ are generally assholes.” But then, honestly, we knew that already, didn’t we?
And on that brown-eyed note, we return you to your Wednesday, already in progress.