Friday, January 9, 2009

Dad is Here, His Bag is Not

Everything went well yesterday except for the part where my dad's luggage got off the plane with him. He checked two and only one made the jump from Mexico City. He has toothpaste and underwear, but no t-shirts. I've lost luggage on that flight and it arrived a couple days later, so hopefully it's just taking its time and seeing the sights.

Today we're on the hunt for some type of shelving unit for his room and any other odds and ends he wants. He's right in the middle of everything so he should be able to find his way around easily enough.

As for me, I edited another 15 pages yesterday and passed the halfway mark in my book. I'm currently on page 102 of 191, with 56,094 words. I still have several new scenes to write, including a bar fight (lol), plus some reflective stuff at the end. My readers all thought the climax happened too quickly so I want to try and stretch it out a bit.

I'm meeting my dad later this morning so now is my time to work. Hopefully I can fight off facebook for an hour or two....

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I also wanted to mention again the fund set up for Travis Erwin, who lost his home and everything in it last weekend. Anything you can do to help is appreciated.

15 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Drat, those pesky sight-seeing suitcases.

Have fun out and about today!

Penguin said...

Yep, those traveling suitcases.
I have always been lucky, I have found them in my hotel room.
It is amazing how they know where to go.........

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, it's like they think they're entitled or something!

Melanie Avila said...

Penguin, you have very smart suitcases. :) Fortunately Ibis works at a hotel so we told the airport he's staying there. That way we don't have to wait around for them.

Jen said...

Does the luggages throw a party in the cargo bay on every flight? I can't think of any other reason they'd not jump off the plane when they land. :D

Woot! on the editing progress, Mel! And have fun with your dad. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Jen, I think you're on to something... and thanks!

spyscribbler said...

Oh no! It's hard to relax if you don't have your stuff and the things you need. Every time I fly Delta, they lose my bags.

Good luck writing!

Dube said...

I used to fly a one-hour flight on a small plane, and somehow the airline STILL managed to lose my luggage 1/3 of the time. That made no sense. One time I was told it was because a bowling team was on my flight and their bowling balls added so much weight that my luggage had to be taken off to compensate.

:-/

Robin said...

Maybe your dad's suitcase just thought they needed a break from each other. Traveling can be very stressful.

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, maybe should stop flying Delta? Or have you?

Melanie Avila said...

Dube, that is ridiculous! I actually read your post to my dad to make him feel better. I don't know if it did, but there's something to be said for the whole misery loves company thing.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, ROFL! We just got word that the suitcase has landed (yes, it's tired). Now we just have to get it to Ibis' hotel, then my dad.

Pink Ink said...

Keep up the good work on the WIP! And have fun with your dad. Sorry he lost his luggage. Maybe you can go shopping instead of FB :-)

Melanie Avila said...

Pink, we did a little shopping then his bag arrived!

Dube said...

Glad you read my post to your dad! :) Hopefully it did bring some comfort before his bag arrived!