There were some harrowing moments yesterday, but John was able to get on that overbooked Delta flight and he was back to his college sometime around midnight last night. Phew.
Unfortunately, there was still another glitch. USAir completely mangled my suitcase. They broke the wheels off and ripped the top cover open. Luckily, all of his belongings were there, and USAir replaced the suitcase (haven't seen the replacement yet - probably something cheap but hopefully functional). So it was no huge deal, but just another bit of aggravation during the longest 36 hours of that boy's life.
Thanks to all of you for the nice comments and concerns. I was having a tough time of it yesterday. My mother is not doing well. She had knee replacement surgery three weeks ago and her physical recovery is good, but emotionally she's a wreck. I know it all goes back to her grief over my dad, but she has refused any and all help or companionship offered to her, whether it had to do with bereavement or not. And she really needs that help and companionship, so she's a mess.
Also, Colleen received an acceptance letter from a college that she had her heart set on, and that's happy news, but the unhappy news was that they didn't award her a single penny in scholarship money. And without that scholarship money, we can't afford that school. Financial aid? What a laugh. I swear it's all smoke and mirrors. Dave is a pharmacist, and I'm a part-time bookkeeper. We're far from rich. Tell me how FAFSA has determined that we can afford $37,000 per year per child? I could puke.
So we're back to evaluating and re-evaluating all of the colleges that have accepted her and the scholarships she's been offered. She'll still have plenty of good choices and we're grateful for that. I remain sad, but I guess we all wish that our kids could have everything that their hearts desire, and we're sad for them when it doesn't happen.
WELL - I hope to have a nice stitching photo for you tomorrow. I'm working on a BBD stocking from the March pamphlet and ho boy do I like it!