I came home from work to a bouncing dog. It was as if Pippin knew that his Uncle Andrew was on his way home. I ran around the house, tidying things up, washing dishes, trying to make it look like I don't live the life of a complete slob whenever Andrew goes away. I even checked the time and realized that I had enough time to dye my hair.
I was in the bathroom with the dye bottle raised to my head when I heard the phone ring. I didn't want to waste any time on the phone as I was already pushing it with trying to fit the dye job in before having to go to the airport. Once the dye was on I checked the phone.
"Hello Mrs. W. This is blahblah from American Airlines. Your husband missed his flight in New York. He's been put up in a hotel in New York for the night. I hope you haven't already left for the airport. I'll page you to make sure you're not here already..."
I could have cried.
Andrew called a while later to say that he had just missed the flight. In fact, the flight was there, they had just shut the door and b/c of new flight regulations, they couldn't open the door for him and the two other ladies who had missed the flight as well.
The airline gave him $10 for food. What with that and the $5 he has left after SXSW, I'm sure he'll have lots to eat. (me? sarcastic? never.)
He has lots of stories about meeting celebrities (He had his photo taken with NEIL YOUNG. Guess who took the photo? Neil Young's wife!!!!! ), about being treated like a rock star (heh heh so funny), about yet again forcing cab drivers to take 5 people (at least Dave didn't have to sneak in on the floor this time) and about all the great people he met.
I can't wait to see him!