And I’m not even the one who is flying this year. It’s Jim. He needed to go back to Billings, MT for a couple of doctor appointments. Nothing serious – just that the doctor wants to see him more than once a year. And we haven’t taken the time to find a doctor here in AZ. I can guarantee you that after today we will be finding that doctor real quick.
I took Jim to the Mesa airport at 3:00 cause his flight was supposed to leave at 4:20. When we got there the line was miles long and after we had been in it about ten minutes they announced they wanted all Billings passengers to the front of the line. We get Jim checked in and I walk with him down to security. At that point, I left to go back home and wait for him to call me from Billings about 6:30.
About 5:15 my phone rings and he tells me that they are just getting ready to take off. Not sure why the plane was late but he’s headed out to the plane. Okay – he’ll call me about 7:30 when he gets to Billings. About 7:00 the phone rings. He’s landed – in MESA!!!!Something about too much fog in Billings to land. Not sure what they are going to do. Are they going to cancel the flight or try again? About 7:40 I get another call. Looks like they are going to try again to get to Billings.
If they can’t get to Billings they will divert to someplace else in MT. The problem with that is MT is huge and getting from anyplace else back to Billings in the winter could be a real headache. But he can always come back to Mesa. So they took off about 8:00 and hopefully I’ll hear from him from Billings about 10:00. I’ll let you know.
10:22 p.m. Jim just called and this time he actually made it to Billings. No fog that he can see. I’m just glad he’s there and now I can go to bed and get some sleep.