Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ahhhh.... home!

I am home, safe and sound. Although my luggage is not. It got caught up in the confusion of the delays in Chicago due to storms, and it's somewhere over the Pacific on the next Qantas flight to Brisbane as we speak. But the good thing is that Qantas, best airline in the world, will actually deliver it to my door tomorrow after it arrives. Which is mighty decent of them, considering it was American Airlines that buggered it all up!

Everything else was pretty low trauma, I did get delayed in Chicago but American Airlines fell for my sob story and squeezed me in on another flight to LA, which got me there in time to make my Qantas flight to BrisVegas. And then when I got on the Qantas plane they told me they'd changed my seat allocation... and I ended up with a WHOLE ROW to myself! How sweet is that? So I got to lay down on all of the three seats and get some decent sleep, as well as not having people climbing past me to go to the bathroom (I always sit on the aisle) or meals handed over me. It was very comfy indeed.

It's stinky, sweaty muggy here in BrisVegas, I'm quite over it already. But I'll get used to it I daresay.

No jetlag yet, but it's early days. I've not got to be back at work until Monday, so I have plenty of time to adjust and get the body clock into gear. Not that I'm in any hurry to go back to work, I could quite happily be a lady of leisure.

I haven't forgotten about the photographs, they'll get done, I promise!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Homeward Bound

I know, I haven't posted the photos yet. But let's leave it until I get home in a couple of days and can chillax!

So this is my last post from the US of A. Yes, I fly home tonight. Leaving Chicago at 5.40pm, arriving BrisVegas on Wednesday morning at 7.45am. Exhausted and crusty from flying, no doubt. But I'll be home.

Words cannot express what a fantastic trip this has been. And how awesome the folks are that I have met. I will never forget this time in my life, that's for sure. It is sad to be leaving everyone behind, but I WILL be back, and besides, I'm going home to folks I have been missing terribly over the past 11 weeks.

So I'll catch you from the Great Southern Land soon folks!

Friday, January 04, 2008

I Am Still Alive Folks

I know, I know, I haven't blogged for ages. Sorry about that. I've actually been sick with the flu. In a round about way, it worked out for the best that I came back to Chicago early, because I wouldn't want to foist myself on anyone with this flu that I hadn't already met, and just haven't had the energy to do anything but mooch around the house.

It has been SO cold here. Yesterday's warmest temp was 15F. People, that's -9C. And that was the WARMEST it got. It was down below 0F over night, so that's colder than -17C. We had more than 24 hours of snow the other day, which has given us well over a foot deep of it on the ground where left alone. I spent New Years Eve building my first snowman, and having a bit of a snowball fight with Missy. I throw a mean snowball if I do say so myself!

I have lots more photos to share with you all, but I'll do those later. More pics of Michigan, LOTS from New York City and some of the snow around here.

So Happy New Year everyone! For the folks back home, I'll be flying out of Chicago on Monday (7th January) and arrive home early on Wednesday (9th January). Give me 24 hours or so to sleep, and then I'll start contacting you all to see you again. I can't believe almost three months has gone by since I've seen you all!