Well, I thought all was well. It is still super cold, but both Ottawa and Philly looked like the weather was going to cooperate with me flying out on Wed. (today). I paid for my bag (argh) yesterday and printed out my boarding passes. Flight showing on-time. Goodbyes said to Mum and ready to go.
I thought I would check last night before I went to bed–just a double check on status. Cancelled!
For some reason, they decided to let the folks fly first who had been stranded in Philly for a couple of days. How rude. And there are not enough flight crews to man the planes who are current–me. So I have been pushed back to Friday.
My niece and her husband and child just got in to Ottawa from Australia last night at midnight. They were delayed a few hours. We were hoping to have at least a hi and goodbye. They are still sleeping–how rude–but now we will be able to have a longer visit.
So I am warm, sheltered, and they feed me, so I will just flex with this historic weather. It’s not every day you get to be caught up in a polar vortex.
Note to students: Don’t consider this extended vacation. We will be doubling up assignments when I get back, at Starbucks possibly.