Sunday, March 2, 2008

travelocity's fly and until we meet again...



the breakdown in petsmart was just the beginning of an ill-fated trip. i didn't have anyone to keep maggie; and as of 10:30 pm friday night katherine wasn't sure if she had anyone to stay with the latter part of the week. i realized i had not activated my new credit card as of march 1st, i had no cash, and john didn't either. so, much for leaving for the airport at 4 saturday morning. it just wasn't going to happen. i just kept thanking God that i had purchased trip insurance (i actually started not to buy it. i mean what could possibly go wrong with a flight leaving 15 hours later???)!!!
saturday morning i called to tell d i was NOT in route, that i was sorry, but i just couldn't get my ish together the night before; we decided we'd get together another week, soon. bummer!!!
after getting off the phone, i read the terms of my trip/cancellation insurance at travelocity. i read that i needed to call asap after missing my flight. so, i called.
"thank you for calling travelocity. this is yolanda; how may i help you?"
i told yolanda that i'd been unable to make my flight and asked her what i needed to do. i also asked her if there was any way i could just reschedule the first leg of my flight. (i still wanted to go this week, and i knew with an extra day i could make arrangements for kat and maggs.)
after a very lengthy conversation, yolanda had gotten approval from her manager to let me board the same flight on monday morning!!! perfect!!! travelocity's "fly"!!! (no pun intended:D)
since that conversation, everything's fallen into place!!! i've gotten my updated credit card activated, some cash, kat a place to stay, and someone to come to my house and tend to maggie and the cats. actually, maggie, the crazy dog, had a choice: home with my brother or a week with my bff from grade-school, amy, who offered to let her come stay the week with her:D
yay, me!!!
so, i get to go hang with the niemeiers afterall this week;D
i love that God slows me down when i get into too much of a hurry.
i love that travelocity was willing to work with me; as they didn't have to.
i love the niemeiers!!!
i love oj!!!
i love ame!!!



on a more somber note, last night john and i went out to dinner while katherine and her bf went to the movies. i pulled my phone out of my purse at the restaurant to check the time (i don't wear a watch.) and noticed that my friend maggie mcclure had called me earlier; i had missed the call. i had a feeling i knew why she'd called but felt it was too late to return her call.
when i got up this morning, i went straight in to check the gleaner. there it was... miss emily's obituary...

Emily Quinn Bennett

Emily Quinn Bennett, 93, Henderson, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at her home.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was owner of the former Quinn's Drugstore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward K. Bennett, who died in 1976; her daughter, Barbara Bennett Mathews, who died in 2002; and her parents, Roy Sugg and Myrtle Mulmanstedt Quinn.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Patricia Ann Mathews of Plano, Texas, David S. Mathews of Howell, Mich., and Stephen B. Mathews of Atlanta; and two great-grandchildren, John David Mathews and Barbara Elizabeth Mathews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. David E. Latham will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday and until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First United Methodist Church.

miss emily, a blessing for you...

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

i love you, miss emily.
i love maggie mcclure.
i love david latham.
i love the "gaelic blessing".

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