Well now that hubby is home from his trip I can share all the gory details. Glen has his own nationwide computer business and he has a client in Houston who was relocating their office and wanted to revamp some of their computer equipment. So on May 12th he boarded a plane bound for Houston. Glen’s parents live outside of Houston so he stays with them whenever he has to go down there and his parents have never met Nevaeh, the last time we were there was in 2005 and I was only 6 weeks pregnant with Nevaeh at the time so we thought it would be a good opportunity for them to meet her, so with much apprehension I agreed to let Nevaeh tag along with Daddy to Texas.
I got her all set to go, making sure she looked extra adorable so when she met her grandparents they would fall head over heels for her, which would not be hard thing to do since she’s so darn cute! I set aside a section in Glen’s suitcase and packed Nevaeh’s PJ’s, hair stuff, pull ups for at night, baby wipes, and panties. His mom and sister were planning on dressing Nevaeh so she told me not to send any clothes. Can you tell she was going to be spoiled rotten? Well the point is, we planned all this were all set to go, checked in Glen’s luggage and Nevaeh’s carseat when we found out that a plane ticket had not been purchased for her and she was too old to sit on Glen’s lap. If she wanted to go it was going to cost over $800 for a last minute ticket for her. Well that was just going to be out of the question, so it was settled, she wouldn’t be going.
That’s not the end of the problems though, it’s just the beginning. Glen had worked on two computers at home and had shipped them via UPS to the business he was working with. The computers (big 60 pound server computers!) were to arrive the day before Glen was to arrive so you can imagine the uneasiness we were all feeling when he got down there and the computers had not arrived. The next day I was looking at our business bank account and saw that Dell had returned a large amount of money into our account. Hmm that’s strange I thought. It hit me the next morning, UPS had mistakenly returned the servers BACK to Dell instead of the requested destination. What a disaster! So Glen called Dell and tried to get the computers rerouted to him, no luck getting that done! They told him he’d have to order new computers so he did, but the catch was that he couldn’t find as good of a deal so there was about $400 down the toilet to get new servers.
He got the new servers ordered, whew what a load off! Or was it?
The next day I saw a note taped to the door after I got home from taking Adrian to school. Crap, fedex had been here with the servers that were supposed to be in Houston TODAY. So I go over to Fedex and the usually snotty lady was behind the counter and was of no help to me what so ever. Glen contacted Dell again and they were apologetic about accidentally shipping the packages to us here in Iowa instead of Houston where they were supposed to be shipped. Now this was a Friday and we were told the soonest he was going to get the servers at this point would be Tuesday. Well Glen was scheduled to come home on Wednesday so there goes that! So he had to reschedule his flight for Saturday. He did end up getting the servers on Monday so at least that was one extra day.
Then it was time to come home. Well you didn’t think that would go smoothly did you? Glen missed his flight on Saturday night and had to take one on Sunday night thus missing work on Saturday and being late on Sunday. Luckily they seem to be understanding about the situation.
Pretty much everything that could go wrong on this trip did. I am glad it’s done. At least the plane didn’t crash.