So, last Thursday, Sam and I got up early to drive down to
This was mistake #1.
Sam was not just feeling crappy. He was running a fever. As I plopped him into a shopping cart, he whimpered and wouldn’t sit up. He didn’t eat lunch. He kept patting his ear. He wouldn’t drink. I’d never seen him that sick before. A few quick phone calls later, my roomie Heather had called in some amoxicillin to a pharmacy near the airport. I thought I’d finish my shopping at IKEA since we were already here and have plenty of time to get to the pharmacy before our flight.
That was mistake #2.
We left IKEA at 12:50pm and drove toward the airport. Our flight was due to leave at 3:01pm, so I figured if we could make it to the airport by 1:30pm to park, check-in, etc.
Mistake #3: Got lost on the way to the pharmacy.
Mistake #4: Didn’t budget time for giving them insurance information while juggling a sick toddler.
Mistake #5: Asked the pharmacy tech for directions to the airport. He sent me out of the parking lot the wrong way.
Mistake #6: Called Kevin to ask him to google directions. He couldn’t find me on a map. Fortunately, he finally figured out where I was…I’d been driving in the exact opposite direction.
We ran through airport security with the help of some kind strangers and made it to the gate at 2:51pm. B
Boarded at 2:56pm. Took off at 3:01pm, on schedule. It was a miracle.