By the time many of you read this, I will be back home in New York City.*
In my case, I was snowed out of NYC; my flight home Monday was canceled and today — four days later — is my first opportunity to wing my way back home.
It’s my longest layover to date.
But I was one of the lucky ones. I didn’t sit in an airport for days, waiting for the next available flight. I didn’t have to bed down in some cheap airport hotel and watch snowy basic cable. I didn’t even go to the airport the day my flight was nixed.
I simply kept on driving and started Christmas Vacation Part Deux.
Thanks to my sister Lou and brother-in-law Chuck, I was able to hitch a ride to Kansas City and spend a few days visiting my old stomping grounds.
I ate at favorite restaurants. Did some shopping. Saw some movies. In other words, I wasn’t productive at all. No office organization, tax preparation, or housecleaning could be completed from afar. Instead, I took a real vacation following the hustle-and-bustle of my initial trip home for Christmas.
On Facebook, I reported this turn of events as ‘making lemonade.’ While some mistook this as new code for ‘using the bathroom,’ I was turning a trip FAIL into a big trip bonus.
Now, to tackle mailmageddon waiting for me at home…
* It is sleeting/snowing this morning in Kansas City. Crossed fingers…