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Sunday, April 01, 2007
April Showers
Greetings from Western Pennsyltucky. I snuck home for the weekend thanks to the new $39 flights Southwest Air began offering to Pittsburgh out of BWI a couple of weeks ago.

Essentially, it was break even from a cost / benefit perspective. It takes me 5 hours to drive the 275 miles home without bad weather or bad traffic, and takes about 2 tanks of gas RT for about $80 at this week's prices. The flying home trip took 4 hours door to door since my folks live about an hour and 20 minutes north of the airport, and the extra $18 of the $98 RT ticket was the price for the hour it saved me. Left the office at 3:15 PM on Friday, but the downside is that my flight home tomorrow morning is at 7:15 AM, which means leaving here by 5:00 AM. UGGHGH.

I had hoped to surprise my parents - but my brother has a big mouth, and my Mother can't act her way out of a paper bag. Her feigned "surprise" was a little weak.

Still, it was nice to get home and check on Dad post surgery and hang out with the family over a few good meals, some shopping, and some movies.

I may feel differently when the alarm goes off at 4:00 AM tomorrow morning.....
posted by Broadsheet @ 1:02 PM  
1 Editorial Opinions:
  • At April 01, 2007, Blogger Malnurtured Snay said…

    Of course it'll be worth it. Meanwhile, I get to sleep in -- until 7:30am (taking the car in for work before going to work).

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