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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Monday, March 12, 2012

BOM's Away Monday - 11 Mar 2012 - Dreadful Travel Days

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Welcome to my Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays! 
(We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.)

Hope your weekend was better than mine! (Although I'm a super happy Mama with one little birdie back home at last for Spring Break.)  

Have you ever
watched this roll down the screen?

Heather has THE WORST luck with flights getting monstrously delayed and cancelled. A series of plane malfunctions and nonavailability got her stranded overnight on Saturday (United did put her up and feed her nicely as that was their fault), and then the make-up flight yesterday - the only one with a seat available anywhere near our area before Wednesday - was part of the fall-out in a nightmare roll-down of "CANCELLED" on the entire board due to weather yesterday morning. There she was, stuck until Wednesday some 650 miles away from home, un-housed and un-fed because weather is not their fault, and too young to be able to rent a car to get herself home. 


On our way to rescue her, we drove under a cell that looked like this. 
You could see the wind sheer that had obviously shut down the entire airport 
(and I'm happy it was). The lowest level, only about 15 stories up, 
was racing across the sky northward while another layer just above it 
was racing eastward. Those of you living in tornado country know 
how carefully my ears were glued to the weather station 
and my eyes were peeled!

Her boyfriend, one of our cats, and I were just finishing driving the 2 hours to the intended modified location to get her when the roll-down happened. As we were headed the right direction on the right interstate toward where she was stranded, we just kept on going the other 8 hours to get to her. Scooped her up at the airport, turned around, and 20 non-stop driving hours later, stumbled into our home. (Her young man had obligations today that he had to be back for, so we couldn't stay overnight anywhere.)

The agonies of having only smaller airports all around us and being a prime spring break destination. . . 

So lucky to have lived 5 miles from this for the last 15 years!


But it's all worth it! Gonna enjoy my Girl's company this week.  :D  Sometimes, you just gotta go the extra mile (or several hundred) for your kiddo. On my Facebook, I see:


Needless to say, not a stitch of sewing was accomplished this weekend. "Amaretto Cottage" is all together, though, as you can see on the post before this one.  :D


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What have you guys done on BOMs or interval projects lately? Weeklies are welcome along with regular projects that you’ve broken into monthly units, and –of course- true BOMs.   Share your eye candy and show off your progress since the last time you linked up! There are some wonderful monthly and weekly projects going on out there. :D


13 comments:

The Thompsons said...

Heavens! What a good mom! I know the feeling. My transmission died on the way to visit my parents. Luckily, I had made it a little closer than your daughter. I was only 100 miles away when my dad came for us. So glad you guys all got home safely.

Barbara said...

What a dramatic sky!

Kate said...

Good job, Mom! :)

Heidi @ Buttons and Butterflies said...

Such a good mom!!!!!
We live in Houston and my husband travels alot. Insiders say that part of all this problem is that United finally did the final merge of flights with Continental the day before all of this weather. Not very smart timing on their part, me thinks!

Fiona said...

I have never seen clouds look so sinister...we heard about the killer tornadoes 2 weekends ago. Just devastating fr those people and communities.

Rachel said...

SO glad she is ok and you were able to get to her! My girl is at school 1,900 miles from home (and we live near smaller airports). I hate watching that "cancelled" roll down. It is horrible!

Stephanie said...

That sky is AWESOME! Storms always make me nervous but I luv to watch the sky.

Gari said...

What a great mom you are. But the picture of the gulf made me homesick: I lived in Navarre for 17 years and loved spending time at the beach on the white sand.

Teresa in Music City said...

What a great story! And what a great mom to go so far to pick her up and bring her safely home =^..^= Enjoy her visit!!!!

ANudge said...

What a scary sky! Mommahood never ends - it just changes what we're called to do. What a gorgeous beach! Does Southwest come out your way?

Celtic Thistle said...

What a time you have had! It is tough when your children are far away when things go wrong, so glad that you all managed to get it all worked out in the end. It took 3 days and lots of phone calls for our boys to get out here when the Ash Cloud hit a couple of years ago, so I know what you went through.

Janine said...

That sounds quite an adventure - I'm glad you all got home safely in the end. It must be scary living somewhere with tornadoes.

Alycia said...

Glad your girl is home, this just confirms my ideas to never let my kids grow up and leave home ( giggle) But seriously - glad she is safe and sound. That picture of the clouds is incredible - so beautiful, yet scary at the same time.

Enjoy your time!!