First Time For Everything…

I arrived in Seattle at 6:00 P.M. Saturday night but woe is me my bag did not! I stood at that dreaded carousel for 1 hour but nothing… The little black Kirkland brand bag with my lavender ribbon tied to the handle was nowhere to be found.

My daughter was waiting patiently in the cell-phone waiting lot (yep we have a lot called the cell phone waiting lot for people who are picking up passengers!)

Finally I gave her the call to come get me. I went home without my bag, trying frantically to remember everything I had packed in that bag. Of the most concern for me was my trusty notebook/calendar that is always by my side, except when it’s in my suitcase. πŸ™‚

Β My computer power cord. My card reader. Two pairs of shoes. My favorite black pants, a couple tops, some other necessary items. Not going to list those items but trust me they are darn expensive to replace. There was also a pair of Dear’s shoes and 6 of his shirts. Yikes, what an empty feeling to leave the airport without that bag. This morning at 6 am I called the Alaska Property Irregularity Desk with my Property Irregularity Receipt and inquired about my bag. The sweet lady informed me my bag decided to fly to Vancouver, B.C. It would be on the 6:30 am flight from Vancouver back to Seattle and after it goes through customs they’d deliver it to my porch. Relief and rejoicing…I hope it’s really on my porch when I get home from church!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

7 thoughts on “First Time For Everything…

  1. Hey, it wanted to come to Canada eh?
    Oh I’m sorry it caused you grief. I must confess that one time we took the wrong suitcase home to my horror. The next day it was straightened out but I was soooo embarassed. At least no one looked in your suitcase at those unmentionable expensive things. Imagine my shock when I went to dump out the laundry and it wasn’t mine.
    Oh dear.

    Lovella, I think my bag wanted to come and visit you…
    I can’t imagine the shock you had when you dumped out someone else’s laundry from the bag you thought was yours! πŸ™‚

  2. I am so glad it was only delayed and not lost forever! Quite the independent roller bag you have there! πŸ˜‰ Going off to Canada all by its lonesome!

    Lana, Me too, girl!

  3. Oh Ellen, I shouldn’t have read this. Lana had my spirits so buoyed by her travel tips, and here the harsh reality of lost baggage checks in. I appreciate your even keeled attitude about the whole thing, and do so certainly hope that very soon the bag with the lavender ribbon arrives as its own neatly wrapped present to your door.

    Elle, As soon as I hit publish I cringed because I thought of your trepidation! But honestly I’ve been traveling a lot these last several years and this is the first time this has happened. My little black bag with the lavender ribbon arrived right at the door of my house at 5:00 pm. Yippee!

  4. I’m so glad that they found your bag. I know you will be very happy to see it on your front porch!

    Kelli, as I told Kim I’m one happy camper with my suitcase safe at hand. blessings…

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