Today (of all days) the civil service workers on the islands staged a "sick out" in protest of some changes the government has implemented. I can't pretend to have a complete understanding of what it all entailed, but this article does a pretty good job explaining it. As you can see from that article, some firefighters returned to the job this afternoon and the airport was reopened for non-commercial flights. They are hoping to have regular service up and running by tomorrow, which is good since they have us scheduled on the 3:00 p.m. flight. We just have to hope they actually have room for the thousands of passengers that were delayed today (us included).
So I can't complain. As my mom said, at least we're not delayed in getting to the islands. Instead, our trip was unexpectedly lengthened. And I'd say that sure beats having it unexpectedly shortened.
So while I was ready to go home and looking forward to seeing familiar faces (my boys especially), I can't say it was too bad of a deal to be in the land of this:
|Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies|
Especially when at home, the temperatures are barely above freezing and they're recovering from this:
Until then, I hope everyone has a great end to their week - happy Friday eve!