home? is nice.

Back in the days when home improvement shows still featured guys who looked like they might actually have held a hammer in a professional capacity, there was a show called the Furniture Guys, starring a Mutt & Jeff-esque pair from Philly, who ended every show with their catch phrase, “Home is nice.”

As we ended our marathon trip home today, it’s a sentiment I have to echo. I may never leave the tri-state area again.

I’ll be back in the New Year with a description of our trip (hint: it included lots of sun and more family fighting than I would have hoped for), but for now:

  • Thanks to the excellent Delta booking agent, who helped us change our tickets so we didn’t have to land at 1 a.m. without charging us a fortune, and then threw some food vouchers in too.
  • Thanks to the Marriott desk clerk, who gave us the lowest possible room rate when we didn’t even have a reservation.
  • Thanks to the terrific hotel shuttle driver, who broke the rules to drive us back to the hotel from the airport without another stop, when landisdad and I realized that we’d left Mr. Bear in the hotel.
  • Thanks to the second Delta agent, who bumped two of us to first class, when she realized that they had seated one of our kids in an exit row.
  • And last, but not least, thanks to the ground crew in our local airport, who managed to deliver all of our luggage without losing any, despite the fact that it seems to have flown here on a different plane.

Happy New Year, everyone!


December 31, 2006. random other things.


  1. Suzanne replied:

    Sounds ummm, delightful! Welcome home, and happy new year!

  2. Kimberly replied:

    Welcome home and happy new year!

  3. Comfort Addict replied:

    Welcome back, Landismom. We missed you!

  4. chichimama replied:

    Happy New Year! And welcome back!

  5. Jennifer replied:

    Happy new year!

  6. Lady M replied:

    Wow, that’s a lot of complications that your travel team overcame! We made it into Denver after one storm (four day delay) and back out before the next one hit. Whew.

  7. thordora replied:

    I never leave home longer than a day. Now I know why. 🙂

    But it’s nice when strangers make your day isn’t it?

  8. Daydreams and Musings replied:

    Wow – you were definately blessed on this vacation! Travelling with kids is always difficult but it’s nice to know that there was some great customer service going on around you.

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