By Thursday night, the wedding had been pushed up to Friday evening at the home of one of the bridesmaids. The gorgeous cake wasn't ready, the caterer couldn't prepare the food, so the food came from Costco. The groom was from Australia and most of his family got in ahead of the wedding, they Skyped the ceremony to those who couldn't make it. It certainly didn't turn out to be the lavish wedding that was planned, but my daughter said it was still wonderful. On Friday morning my daughter called after watching the reports that Irene was going to make a direct hit on Long Island. She was ready to get out of there. She wasn't afraid for her life, but she was afraid of being stuck in New York without power and water. She is supposed to be back at work on Tuesday and really needed to get there. Our family has been through 2 hurricanes in Florida, so we know how bad it can be. So, we started to scramble. We flew her from JFK to Chicago O'Hare yesterday morning. We drove to Chicago to pick her up and brought her home until tomorrow morning. We will then take her to Indianapolis to catch a flight back to Orlando.
Unexpected airline tickets...$600.
12 hours spent in the car driving to airports...$200
Having my daughter out of harms way...PRICELESS!
Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do and as my mother always said,
Go With the Flow!