May 26, 2006 @ 2:20 am by sean
I am home.
It is 2 am Michigan time and I just got home. That is 7 am England time. This day has an extra five hours in it.
I have a fun coming home story.
I was ready for the taxi.
The taxi arrived at the bus station on time.
The bus was slightly delayed, but made it to Heathrow with plenty of time.
Check in was done in 5 minutes.
Smooth through customs.
The plane took off
Customs was fine.
Re-check in was no problem.
Made it to the next terminal early.
Then I waited.
And my flight was cancelled.
More or less as good as it could get all the way from Leicester England to international terminal 2 in the Toronto air port.
But Detroit had bad weather and they cancelled the last flight out.
Peter, Shawn, Rachel and I rented a car, and drove home.
I almost said no when they offered.
Then I thought
‘I do not often get the chance to meet Americans like this. This is what happened travelling in Europe, what a fun way to end the trip.’
So we did.
Peter works for Air Canada in Victoria, on Vancouver Island. (that is the city Steve Nash is from, he informed me.) He is probably in his 40’s. He was visiting family in Ypsilanti. Shawn was working for the day in Toronto as a supervising accountant for Johnson Electric, taking stock in a warehouse. She is a she. Late twenties maybe. Rachel is a clinical ER psychologist, on her way back from the American Psychologist Association meeting in Toronto. Maybe it is psychiatrist. Hm. I could not place her age. She has two 10 year olds, and I think has been a psychologist for 16 years she said, so late 30’s.
My parents had already gone home – that is how they got the message that I was driving home. So I told them to call Sean and Andy to come pick me up. If it was not my parents or family, they were my first choice. And it was grand.
There were tears on the way home. Both sadness for what I was leaving, and joy for what I have now returned to. But I need to get to bed now. When I am not so nackered I will say more of England, and the great people I met there.
And the Pistons won game 2.
I Judson professor just informed me of their resignation. This is very sad. I hope everyone has not known about this and did not tell me.
First most of my friends graduate, now this. What will I do next year?