Wednesday, April 13, 2005

At Least It Isn't a Reindeer

I've learned that my grandmother, who has been in a nursing home for a number of years now, is presently in the ICU. I am heading home to see her, because this will probably be my last chance to do so.

I'm not particularly looking forward to going home, especially in circumstances like these, but I guess this is one of those familial duties you can't really avoid.

On the plus side, while searching for available flights, I came to realize that I still had stockpiled a crapload of WorldPerks miles from Northwest Airlines, meaning this flight from DC to Honolulu will cost me $25.00. The full-price fare: $1,530.00. Score. (This is my attempt at an inappropriate non sequitur to lighten the mood.)

13 comments:

p.p. said...

Great price, but too bad circumstances couldn't be better. Safe travels.

Jon said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Dennis. Keep us posted, if you can

Me said...

Really sorry to hear about your grandmother. I'm glad that you get a chance to go see her.

s-

kat said...

I lost three grandparents last year, so I know how sad these trips are. Have a safe trip.

Steve said...

I, too, am sorry to hear the circumstances for your trip, but Holy Crap! Saving $1500 bucks on a crappy plane ride rocks!

Pisco Sours said...

Best wishes and wawrmest thoughts to you. Take care!

katie said...

Have a safe flight, sorry about your grandmother. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Matthew said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother, Dennis. Hopefully, she's been made comfortable, and isn't suffering too much.

Be strong, and have a safe trip.

Will said...

Sorry about the news but SCORE on the ticket. I'd gladly sacrifice a family memeber for that kind of savings.

Dennis! said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words and thoughts. They really do mean a lot to me.

I just got in tonight (12-hour travelling escapade) so I haven't yet had a chance to see my g-ma. My mom tells me she's alert and responsive, though, even if she's still connected to all kinds of tubes. I'm heading for the hospital tomorrow.

ericorbit said...

I'm late with a comment, but sorry to hear about g-mom... good job on the plane fare, tho.

CC Baxter said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Good that you had a safe trip back to the Aina (would that be the proper way to use that term?).

G-man said...

There's nothing that you can do in this type of situation, but the best thing that you can do is to tell the person that you love them. When we come into this world crying, everyone is smiling, but I somehow believe that when go out of this world, everyone is crying, but we're smiling.