There is such a thing called “Neue Deutsch”  Kind of like adding a german prefix to a word of another language and yanking it into German. In this case – adding the “ge” to cancelled.
The Lufthansa cabin attendants are having a strike. Unfortunately for me, it involved any flights going in or out of Frankfurt on Monday. Since my flight would land that morning – it was cancelled.  Of course, they did send me an email about 0830 this morning which was buried in over a thousand incoming emails when my phone picked up the AT&T network as the ship docked. Clearing out most of the messages about 0600, I didn’t go back through all of my email boxes in an effort to not run down my battery or George’s data allotment for the month.
Didn’t even see it when hanging out in the Military Lounge. Imagine my surprise to the crowd lined up at the Lufthansa counter when I arrived at check-in. Since I hadn’t seen the earlier email, naturally I was beaten out for all the easy alternatives by those astute passengers (or those who haven’t been completely off the net for the last 10 days). The only possible alternative was a late flight on BA through London with a long change at Heathrow resulting in me not getting home till about 2200. This is Sunday. Not a good day for late trains.
I opted for the hotel & meal voucher.  The contract in Miami is with Marriott. Ok. I can deal with that. Especially with free and pretty much unrestricted access to WiFi.  There just also happens to be a strip mall accessible by bus and taxi which  features both a Michaels and a Joanns. Helped by the offer of 3/$.99 on DMC floss I set out managing to score all my missing floss and a couple of storage options!
Supper and an early bed time rounded out my day.
Tomorrow’s strike involves Frankfurt Airport. Since my rebooked flight isn’t wheels up or down their on Monday – I am hoping things run smoothly since right now I can’t find any information on the UFOs Tuesday plans. (BTW – don’t you just love the abbreviation?)
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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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