Hopefully I’ve learned my lesson. I will ALWAYS check the seat back pocket before I leave the plane even when I’m SURE there’s nothing there that belongs to me. It could have been worse…a Kindle is far easier (and less expensive) to replace than an iPad or iPhone. Still, I LOVE my Kindle and it was loaded up with books for the trip. And yes, I know I can use the Kindle ap on my phone and iPad but I love my Kindle.
Anyway I filed a lost item report and waited patiently for about 24 hours before I sent them another email saying, “Have you found it yet???” Nope, they said. No luck. Nothing the following day but that was when Jerry suggested I CALL the airport. And I did and they put me on hold and came back an hour (well maybe it was around five minutes) later to say yes, they had it and yes, I could come get it.
So Thursday in between two sessions on the Underground Railroad with Lana’s fourth grade, I dashed over to DFW airport, waited patiently to get through security and got my cute little Kindle back!
A word to anyone else out there who leaves something on a plane…fill out the lost report but CALL the airport, too. They have so much stuff I have no idea if they would have ever gotten to my Kindle. (BTW, I’m reading Madonnas of Leningrad. It’s a beautiful book….came out several years ago and I’m finally getting around to it.)
Yesterday was field day at the kids’ school. Three kids times two hours each…six hours. I missed the last hour of Lana’s because I was doing a turtle workshop with the kindergarten who were fried after a day of sun and fun and wild living. I’m heading back to play with them again bright and early Monday morning and getting help from a few fourth graders for the project…I just wasn’t ready to attempt clay sea turtles with 22 kinder kids all alone.
Our timing was perfect. Calli’s First Communion, Lana’s tenth birthday, piano recital for all three kids, swim meet today for Lana and she knocked off four more seconds on her fly. The kid is incredible. The kids are easy and spend their free time glued to their iPads (I am not a good example for them!) Still we find time for stories and Monopoly and craft
projects. And I have time for my own projects. Working on a Shutterfly book about Spring break and our trip to Harry Potter land. Declan wants me to write a book that rhymes (fat chance)
We’re here in Texas until Wednesday and then we’ll head out to California to see Sean and Carly. We haven’t seen them since Christmas…terrible to be so far away!
Love to all