I’m typing this from a freezing cold Chicago airport. I don’t know what temperature it is in here, but I do know I’m not quite dressed for it.
Zoe and I were both supposed to fly home Sunday night and get home Monday afternoon.
But I did not make the standby list, so Zoe got on the plane without me. I tried several other flights for standby, but no luck.
(A reader later let me know on Instagram that flying standby off of Hawaii is almost impossible. My anecdotal experience confirms this. Ha.)
So, Lisey came and picked me back up from the airport and I spent one more night in Hawaii.
I decided to bite the bullet and just buy a ticket home because I could envision myself spending days at the airport trying to land a standby flight.
Maybe some people could handle that but I know myself, and I would start to lose my cheerful attitude pretty quickly under such circumstances.
For me, it was worth it to buy a ticket.
I hopped on a half hour flight from Oahu to Maui (shortest flight I’ve ever been on!), then took an overnight flight to Chicago, and now I have a four hour layover before I can get on my flight home.
Zoe landed in Chicago yesterday and after nine (!!!) flight delays, she eventually got home.
Here’s hoping I have fewer delays than her in my efforts to leave Chicago today.
I did not sleep at all on my flights (HOW is a person supposed to sleep while sitting up??) so I’m definitely gonna be awake for way more than 24 hours in a row.
On the upside, I don’t think I’m going to have any trouble going to sleep at a decent hour for east coast time tonight.
It is very strange going between time zones like this, along with an overnight flight. I feel rather…discombobulated. 😉
The last time I slept was Sunday night, and now it’s Tuesday morning.
But the good news is that school does not start until next Monday, so I still have some days to get myself right side up again.
I am going to be so so so happy if I get home today and am able to crawl into the sheets in my own bed tonight. Here’s hoping!!