Friday, April 29, 2011

Stupid Start, Good Ending

Yesterday Brett and I flew up to Monterey so Brett could go to a wine and food festival with my dad. My dad takes one of the kids/kids-in-law each year and it was Brett's turn.  While he and my dad were feasting and drinking, I went to dinner with my mom and sister.  We had a great time catching up on all the family news over burgers, malts and fries.  When we got back to our hotel last night, I tried to check us in for our flight this morning.  It wouldn't let me.  I kept getting a message that I could only check in between 1 and 24 hours ahead of time.   I was annoyed.  Our flight was in 14 hours.  This morning, bright and early, I was back at the computer.  Same thing.  We drove to the airport and I tried to check in on the airline kiosk.  SAME THING!  We got in line for assistance.   I looked at my email itinerary yet again and noticed that I had booked our flight for JUNE 29, not April 29.  Stupid, stupid, stupid.  Brett, being the best husband ever, didn't get mad or even really react at all.  I think he knew I was doing enough reacting for the two of us.  I was very anxious to get home because the neighbor taking care of the animals in our absence had sent me a text saying Jackson was lame on his left hind again.  Fortunately, we were able to get on the flight I thought I had booked.  It was an expensive mistake but we got home and I'll be triple checking dates in the future before I hit "enter" when booking our flights. 

Fortunately, everything was in good shape when we got home.  I love this neighbor, she does an outstanding job and I trust her eyes which is the most important thing.  The day she graduates college and moves away to live her own independent life is going to be a sad one for me. 

Brett and Flash had time for a short ride.

Tuffy and Finessa were down at the far end of the arena -- finally drying out with our warm days.

Jackson's custom dressage saddle arrived.  I set it on his back and admired it...  Hopefully, I'll sit in it on his back soon.



Jackson really wanted to go for a ride.  I let him roll in the arena and hang out there for awhile.




Sedona doesn't like to go swimming.  She'd rather patrol the area. 

6 comments:

  1. At least you could get on the flight - but that must have been a bit of a bummer!

    Nice pictures. I hope you and Jackson get to try out your new saddle asap!!!

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  2. yes dear, you were upset enough for both of us. enough said.

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  3. I'm looking forward to seeing the saddle on Jackson.
    Love the picture of the pooch in the pond :)

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  4. Your photos are always wonderful, Annette. What kind of camera do you use?

    Keeping fingers crossed for Jackson.

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  5. Glad things turned out alright. Hope Jackson gets through this soundness thing soon. I hardly ever get to leave the farm overnight as getting good help is not easy...lucky you have a great neighbor.

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  6. Wow that suck about the trip home but I'm glad you made it home and everything there is okay. :)

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