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. 


  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!!!

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

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

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

    Keeping fingers crossed for Jackson.

  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.

  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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