Sunday, November 21, 2021

When God has to tell you something three times, and then He uses His outside voice


The runways at Detroit Metro Airport run North-northwest by south-southeast

Winds of 17 mph with gusts to 35 predicted at the time of our scheduled departure.

Our tickets are with American Airlines. "Scheduled" and "actual" departure times might be different.

Thanksgiving week is one of the two busiest airline travel weeks of the year.

Running a little light on the Chicken Noodle soup

And then the coughing started.

Fever of 101 F.

Two days later (26 hours before the flight is scheduled to depart), still running a temp.

Mrs ERJ looked me in the eye and said, "Are you going to be devastated if we don't fly to Miami on Monday?" Mrs ERJ asked.

"Frankly, my dear, it will be a great relief" I said.

Southern Belle, our oldest daughter, is already looking for alternative time-slots when we can visit. She was directed to avoid Christmas time. We are retired. We can entertain ourselves while the "kids" are at work.


  1. Wife and I are sick here (Illinois)Not the flu, not the Wuhan, just some really bad cold/sinus thing. I am mostly OK except for a ^@%!$@ headache that won't go away.
    Hopefully you can reuse your tickets.
    You couldn't pay me to travel nov-jan

  2. Oh man, hopefully you feel better soon!

  3. We chose to drive instead of fly for several reasons, even though both Thanksgiving and Christmas visits are a considerable distance from our new home . I flew twice earlier in the year and that was more than rough enough for me!

  4. I flew home in Sept, BOS to DTW. No drama on BOS, no problem in DTW(EXCEPT! TDW-Mark II awaited me at the international arrivals terminal, and, since Massatwoshits it, for the time being, still part of the United States, well, we had several peculiar cell phone conversations.

    Still, rather drive.

  5. Yup, when I try to fight upstream, it never turns out well.


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