Yesterday the plan was for Thao, Cousteau, and me to fly from Minneapolis to Charlotte together, then for Thao and Cousteau to fly on to Birmingham, Alabama where my sister would pick them up - with me flying on to Virginia to try to find a house for us to rent.
First our flight to Charlotte was canceled, and it proved to be impossible to get them to Birmingham yesterday, so they stayed at my father’s in Minneapolis one more night and will fly to Birmingham today.
I was able to get on a 1pm flight to Chicago, and then on a 4pm flight to Charlotte, which would get me there in time for my original 7:44pm flight to Bristol, Tennessee, which is the closest airport to our new home (and even that is an hour and a half drive away!)
But I kept getting notices throughout the day that that last flight was delayed-repeatedly - and was ultimately scheduled to leave at 10:12pm. Then it was delayed further due to lightning. We finally got on the flight around 10:30pm, and literally before I even sat down they came over the PA and said the flight was canceled.
So the bottom line is I slept on the floor of the Charlotte airport last night and am currently scheduled to fly out at 9:40am this morning. I truly hope that flight goes out and on time, as this has really messed up my schedule.
But more importantly, I hope that Thao and Cousteau make it to Birmingham today without any similar problems! Good luck!