No pillow for the night

Since I was attempting to get myself organized for tomorrow’s departure, I started going down my mental check list. Suitcase? Yep. Backpack & camera? Yep. Charges, cables, headphones, earbuds and all the rest of the paraphernalia? Ok. Clothes? Nah, laundry needed.

And then I started on the really nitty gritty –

Print all required documents: plane reservations (SFO-CPH-SFO and CPH-Scotland); check schedule from airport to Glasgow; print hotel reservations for Glasgow and Copenhagen. Oh, oh. I have the hotel booked in Glasgow for the 8th, I have Copenhagen for the 16th. I don’t have anything for me for the 8th in Copenhagen, the overnight being forced by my late arrival from the US. Thinking that SAS was the way to book, I have an early flight out on the 9th. But no hotel. And there are no hotels any where near the airport for anything reasonable. I don’t think that anyone reading this would disagree that $500-$1200/night would be even remotely in the realm of reasonable.

I looked at options and settled on what I should have planned in the first place. Book on Brussels Air, get refund from SAS. Fly to Scotland on the 8th. Hello? I am already wiped out, why not complete the insanity? As long as I arrive before 2330, I can catch a bus to Glasgow City Center. Even if I need to take a rather expensive cab ride, it is not going to cost me as much as that hotel room….

It was about that time that I also realized that my memory of my departure time tomorrow was totally bogus. I don’t land till 1315, so leaving before noon just wasn’t reality even with the nine hours of time zone change. Scheduled departure of 1735 made a lot more sense.  And finding out that Brussels Airline (even if it does go through the Brussels Airport) was both part of Star Alliance (can I spell Lufthansa family?) and had a flight leaving ~1800 which should give me enough time to manage an easy connection, an early supper in the SAS lounge and a significant savings over Copenhagen’s hotels….

It was about this time that I went ahead and downloaded a number of audiobooks to my iPad, finished the insane puzzle and forgot about the laundry.

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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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