The best made plans sometimes go astray. We had planned a week long trip to Colorado in early February to stay with cousins and ski. Bought the airfare in October, reserved ski rentals, then a medical issue arose and the trip had to be cancelled. The cancellation of the ski rentals was easy. The airfare, not so much. We had paid extra for the insurance that assured us that in case of a medical issue, the airfare would be refunded, after all, we are senior citizens. NOT! It can be refunded if the medical issue precludes travel at all, certified by the doctor, not just if the reason for the trip has been forbidden by the doctor. We now have airfare for 2 that must be used before a year from the date of the original ticket purchase.
Okay, so we start looking for other options. One option requires us to have current passports. Ours are expired. We were going off to get our photos retaken in a few days, the paperwork was all filled out, and the entire senior staff of the State Department walked out. Guess that will delay things there for a while.
My spinning group meets on Thursdays. Getting there was already a bit of a challenge for me because we pick up granddaughter at preschool at 12:15-12:30 window, she must be fed, and there is no way to get home and back to town again in time which means taking two cars to town, but one of the cars has been acting up of late. Sometimes it just won’t start, not a grind, click, anything. The dash lights come on, the radio works, the battery indicator is strong, it just won’t start, but not consistently and the dealer can’t duplicate it to repair so we have been hesitant to drive it much. We were going to today anyway so I could go spin and socialize, but then we got a call that grandson had to be picked up at school and granddaughter is supposed to be napping. Another plan foiled.
Instead, of socializing with the other spinners, I am sitting home spinning my Leicester Longwood and knitting a cowl from the silk that I spun a couple of weeks ago. I just couldn’t put it in my shop, it called to me to make something luxurious just for me.
Sometimes, we just have to be flexible.