Milwaukee for Christmas

Here we are in Milwaukee. It was a bit of an ordeal getting here, but we made it anyway.

In Dallas, we were getting a little snow — not too much, but enough for the avaiation people to (quite rightly) decide that they should use de-icer on the planes before allowing them to take off.

Just one problem: The folks at the Airport in Dallas (not sure exactly which folks), think quite a bit like the drivers in Dallas: “There’s no way it’ll freeze, I’ll be able to make it home — no problem…”

Well folks, News Flash: It did freeze. What’s worse? You idiots ran out of de-icer.

No kidding — the pilot came on the P.A. about 30 minutes after we were to take off, and told us that they would have to send trucks out to get more de-icer, and it would take 60 to 90 minutes. I’d never heard of such a thing, but Dallas drivers were new to me as well, so I shouldn’t have been surprised…

So, we arrived here 3+ hours late, and it took almost as long to get here from Dallas as it did for me to get to Dallas from Amsterdam last week. But we arrived intact, and none the worse for wear.

Tomorrow we get a tree, wrap gifts, and start to get ready for Christmas. There’s a little snow still on the ground from a few days ago. Maybe there will be fresh snow for Christmas. The odds are pretty good…

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