Wednesday, June 17, 2009

T Minus 28 Hours

I'll be headed out to the airport around one tomorrow afternoon. My flight doesn't leave until seven, but I have three suitcases to check, which means I'll have to not only check in, but actually pay fees. The cost of checking one extra suitcase with both Air France and Delta is about what it would cost me to ship all of the stuff home. But instead of taking a month or so to get there, I'm banking on having it a couple of days after I get home.

Look at me being all optimistic--I'm working on the assumption that at some point all or part of my luggage will get lost. I'm just bracing myself so that I don't crumble in the middle of JFK or the Salt Lake airport when I don't see my suitcases.

Air France lost one of my bags when I arrived in Paris, and they lost ALL of Amy's luggage when she arrived. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it was just a fluke.

It's also going to take me forever to get my suitcases to the ground floor of my apartment--the elevator broke this week.

(Everyone just keep your fingers crossed for me--maybe the elevator will be fixed by tomorrow).


Billy Bob Bambino Bombabious Baby the Third said...

Once, when on my two weeks military reserve annual assignment in North Carolina there was a large detachment of Marines who happened to be passing through to Georgia. All military luggage looks similar - the big green canvas duffel bag. So mine got mixed in with everyone else's and sent who knows where... The result of that was a few very cold days spent with a bunch of guys wearing their camouflage gear and me in jeans and a striped shirt. Now that I look back on it it's amusing, but it didn't seem so at the time.

I certainly hope you don't have the same experience! :-)

Erin said...

Good luck! I am going to miss your Paris posts!