Black Beauty and I are on our way to Denver.
We hope. I’m writing this from the airport gate area.
This morning as we were just about to leave for the airport, the news reported that passengers were stranded in airports all over due to a computer issue.
Oh. Freaking. No!
Breathe, Bonnie Breathe….(Seems I’ve been doing a lot of breathing lately!)
I tried to call the hotline, no go. My Delta app? Gave a system error.
I have to get to Denver today, I am recording in the studio tomorrow!
The consensus was made to just go to the airport and see what we could find out.
It was confirmed that yes…..we are grounded until systems come up at 7:30 am. I’m on the 8:15 flight to Atlanta and from there on to Denver, so there is a good chance that I will get there today. On time? I doubt it, but miracles do happen.
At this point I’m thinking of Irene’s lost luggage that is still missing after the Southwest debacle. Yes. There are worse things that could be going on, like my luggage with all of the quilts not making it to Denver either.
But we remain hopeful!
Black beauty is taking her first flight and I will be sewing on her during my demos! No plastic computerized wonder machine for this girl. I need to demo on a machine I am familiar with.. It’s like traveling with my best friend.
Her mode of transport?
A soft sided rolling cooler!
This is the cooler that The Hubster brought my cheddar featherweight home in before she got her paint job. It fit the overhead bin just fine on large planes. I am SUPPOSED to be on large planes this trip.
But if anything happens, the machine is in a fabric tote bag and can easily be lifted out and will fit in a smaller bin or under my seat. I know better than to ever let any machine be gate checked for any reason ever again.
Wheels, handle, and pockets!
Also with me are the step out units and fabric and the Wanderlust table runner I can’t risk being delayed.
And so I’m sitting here waiting to see what happens. Hoping to get to Denver at some point today. And I’m going to think positive because it doesn’t do any good to think otherwise.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Tumbler Leader & Ender Challenge quilt finished this weekend, hope to get it quilted soon.
Wish me luck, everyone! Happy Monday!