Well, first off, Good Morning Everyone. Not quite light out yet but here’s a couple photos of the sunrise and sunset I captured yesterday:
Time for Tuesday Chatter (hosted by Eugenia over at Brew N Spew. This week she’s on to the Electric 90’s… By the 90’s I was on my way to college and when it came to music I preferred Country Music and Soft Rock Hits from the 70’s & 80 — I still do. Some of the music into the 90’s and beyond has been okay but I still like the oldies (guess I’m an old fogey/fuddy duddy like that 😜).
So, about my week… I’ll try not to chatter on too much (I tend to get long-winded when I start typing)….
I believe, last week, I mentioned putting my son on an airplane to go visit grandpa; And I believe I said something about it being the first time that he’d be traveling alone as a “regular passenger”. As expected, he did just fine both on the trip there and the trip home.
There was only one minor glitch and it had nothing to do with how well our son did… So Saturday, I arrive at the airport to pick up my son — Actually let me go back a bit to give you a little background info. You see when we were getting the gate pass from the ticket agent so we could accompany our son down to the gate and assure he got on the plane okay, one of the things I had asked about was what we needed to do when it was time to pick up our son on the return trip (what we needed to do to get a gate pass). She tells us that really all we would need is the confirmation of his flight and our I.D…. Ehhhhh Wrong!!!! I get to the ticket counter on Saturday (the day my son arrived home) and the guy behind the counter is telling me he can’t give me a gate pass because I’m not in the reservation notes to be able to meet my son at the gate. So now I have to stop, get out of line, call my father (son’s grandfather) so he can call the reservation line (since he was the one who made the reservations) and add my name so I can pick up my son. Needless to say at this point I’m a bit on the stressed side. Kind of Odd that we had no problems being able to take my son to the gate for his departure, and myfather has no problem meeting our son at the gate on the trip there nor does he have any problem accompanying him to the gate for the flight home, but someow I was having trouble this particular time -Hmmm… I’ve got my suspicions but no way I could ever prove it. Anyway, I get that taken care of and hurry over to the security line. Not really a big deal there, except I was stopped so they could check the buttom of my pant leg. It was really quick and no big deal but my first, initial, thought was “Now What”. Despite everything, I got to the gate in plenty of time to meet my son, who almost walked right passed me, as he got off the plane. I even took this video of the plane coming up to the gate:
A good lesson…. If you are sending your older child (ie: teen) off to travel as a non-unaccompanied minor (which, btw, you can do starting at about age 15… Ohh, and btw, they can also purchase tickets around that age w/o parental approval) make sure your name and the name of whomever is picking them up on the other end is on the reservation notes. Make sure you have all necessary documentation needed and above all double check information you receive, double check that there isn’t anything else needed (don’t trust the ticket agent to give you all the necessary info right up front. Also, make sure you have a contingency plan, for your child and that they understand and are capable of following it — Make sure they know what to do in the event you are unable to meet them at the gate. We had gone over this with our son but I was still a little nerve-wracked about not meeting him since it was his first time flying in the manner.
Going to be a busy morning for me (The Wife). In about 20 minutes I’ll be joining a FB Live show (more accurately, I’ll be joining the chat/comments while watching the FB Live show). After that, It’ll be time for me to kick off a FB Party I’m doing for the day, as well as post to another party I’m doing on Facebook…..Ohhh yeah, and there will probably be some shopping to do sometime today as food supply in the house is a bit on the low side; Though tomorrow is our big shopping day being the 1st Wednesday of the month.
So, I better say Good-bye and sign off so I can get my next cup of coffee… Wishign everyone a beautiful, wonderful, joy-filled, and blessed week.
I knew I’m late, but here’s my SkyWatch photos for this week:
These were taken while me and my son were dropping off donations for his Scout Troop’s annual Rummage Sale. The pictures are actually in reverse order. The top one was taken just as the lights were coming on.
WordPress: Discovery – AnimalsShe finds the most interesting places to rest…. The really interesting (not shown here) was when she decided to climb into a partly open dresser drawer – on the top row – for a nap.
Outside the home, I think the most fun to watch are the little lizzards that scury around (geckos, maybe). We get little rabbits around here too – small jack rabbits, I think and mice. Unfortunately, Meehah seems to like to bring her catches in as a “gift” — ughhh.
Honestly, Can’t say that’s much of a detterent…. A hundred dollars for using a handicapped parking spot for your own conveniences and taking away from someone who really needs it…
Even more irritating – Seeing a vehicle with disability placard parked in hashtagged access aisle. I mean they really SHOULD know better.