This has not been a good year at our house. My FIL
passed away on Friday morning. He had a heart attack before my mother died and had developed pneumonia. He was recovering well and had spent 2 months in a rehabilitation facility. The day he was scheduled to go home he was taken back to the hospital with stomach pains. Last Monday he had another heart attack and elected to go with conservative treatment. He was 86 had heart problems, emphysema and a lot of other medical issues, so it was not unexpected, but still difficult.
It has been made more difficult by Contintal Airlines. I am going to rant on about airlines so if you would like to skip feel free I just feel the need to vent. I am currently waiting for DH to get home from New Jersey where his parents have been living with one of his sisters. DH was scheduled to fly out on Continental Friday night at 6:30. As I was trying to check him in online his itinerary
changed to leaving Saturday afternoon at 2:30. No one talked to us they just changed it. I called customer support. They were rather surly until I explained that my FIL
had passed away that morning, so they put him on the 6am Saturday. This meant we had to get up at 4. He made it fine, but tired. His return flight was scheduled for tonight at 8:30pm. He got there, checked in and was waiting at the gate when they cancelled the flight. They said because of thunderstorms so they did not have to do anything for him. I checked online radar and there were NO major storms between Newark and here. They rescheduled him on a flight to Manchester ENGLAND instead of NH. Luckily, he noticed their error before he got on the plane that was supposed to leave at 9:20. He was to land over an hour ago, but last check of the Manchester airport flight schedule says he isn't going to arrive for another hour and a half which probably means they haven't left yet. There were a number of other disgruntled passengers who were also being rerouted with him and they were going to rent a car together and drive to Maine. He HATES phones and sees no reason to carry one with him so I have no idea when he will be here or if I am going to have to pick him up anywhere.