Another twist in the tale...
So for all you readers who sent all your sympathies our way, thank you! And for all you readers who have encouraged us to take it easy and take some time to enjoy more of Costa Rica.... good idea, but no cigar. And here's why...
Krista received some news yesterday (some unforeseen circumstances) that have come up in Oregon and she is needed back home. Krista talked to us and asked if it would be at all possible for us to resume our duties on the farm for a week while she goes back to attend to these matters. It's all just beyond her control, so of course we agreed. We know the drill and are happy to help out. After much scrambling, trying to find flights, she was able to book for tomorrow morning at 5:45 am. Krista, Quinn and I will leave here at 1:30 am to drive down to the airport. Then Krista, Quinn, and Dave will return next week, Thursday, September 14th. They will stay overnight near the airport and Kevin will drive down on Friday, September 15th to the vet's to pick up the exportation document for Frankie and then go pick up the gang before heading back to Hush Valley Lodge. Oh, just to make it interesting, September 15th is Independence Day in Costa Rica, so there will be lots of parades and people celebrating in the streets... so the goal is to get out of San Jose as soon as possible... let's see how that works out, shall we?
Kevin and I will stay on the property and take care of things while they're away. It makes perfect sense. And I can't help think that we weren't meant to be on that plane on Sunday for this very reason. Who knows?
In the meantime, we found out that Irma, one of the worst hurricanes in history, is picking up strength in the Atlantic Ocean. It's heading for Puerto Rico and on its way towards Florida. We're really hoping that it hits land well before the 17th... because our layover is in... wait for it... Miami!! I don't know whether to laugh or cry!
We're choosing to believe everything will be okay and our flight won't be affected. What's the point of worrying, eh?
Ingrid van Rotterdam
9/6/2017 06:31:59 am
I'm thinking you are bookending your Costa Rica story with big drama. Remember your arrival and passport adventures Anne? And now this big stress and agony that is a test of the ultimate virtue patience. Excellent zen approach you two take to these bumps. This drama is quite a contrast to the lovely placidity of your CR years where we only worried about the pastures and the trout ponds and where the doggies had gone. Although the burning to the ground of the church was a shock. Pets to Frankie who is probably thrilled to be back! And indeed no point in worrying, odds are everything will go smoothly so worrying is a waste of precious time. Enjoy your week!
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