I typed this up yesterday but forgot to put it up, enjoy..
I just got back from PH and I can barely keep my eyes open. I am so tired, but I just had to make this blog entry while the details are still fresh in my head…this is definitely going to be a long one so you better get comfortable.
So on Saturday, my brother in law called us at like 7 in the morning and said he was heading to the airport in Owerri (FYI: if you didn’t already know, the airport in PH is closed so you have to fly into Owerri then go by road to PH which is about a 2 hour drive) so we should take the first flight out cause he has a lot of stuff to do. So Mr. and I got ready and he went ahead to the airport to get the details and buy the tickets, the plan was that we would meet him at the airport if there was a flight leaving soon (oh that’s another thing, if you’re traveling locally, you just go to the airport and buy the ticket there like you’re getting on a bus or something…lol). Well he called me and said the 8:30 a.m. flight was cancelled the next one was at 10:00 a.m. and it was oversold but were on standby, so he came back home and we all left the house (quite late) for the 10 o clock one. Only to get the airport and find that we couldn’t check in our luggage, and they wouldn’t take in on the plane. Then we find out that Aero Contractor another airline had a 3:30 flight, so we ran over there to get tickets and finally we were all set, or at least we thought we were. The flight was delayed 2 hours so we finally left at 5:30, Mr. was also cargo-ing some things for his brother so that was another wahala as well but I won’t even digress there for now.
We arrived in one piece at the Owerri airport at 6:30 and his brother was waiting for us, he had arranged for another van to carry all the additional load we cargo-ed for him. So I went in his car with baby and Mr. went with the van because they wanted someone in there with them. That’s how we were going oh, and he said his battery light was coming on and he didn’t know why, so he put off his A/C, it still kept going on, finally the lights got dimmer and dimmer and the car stopped, somewhere in Aba. So we carried all our load and transferred to the van, got all the way to PH (Ebere junction or something like that) and we were stuck there in traffic for like 3 hours. I mean the kind of traffic where you shut off your engine and put the windows down. Anyway finally, we got to his place at about 11:00 p.m. and was informed my mother-in-law was waiting for me and her grand child that she hasn’t met down the street at her place. Well cut a long story short, I didn’t go cause I didn’t want to take baby out that late, I mean it was long day already, so she came over. She is so sweet, she’s really really short J. I mean short. And she bought me lace and ‘george’ (type of fabric as well). I felt so bad cause I didn’t get her anything this trip (I had already sent things to her when we just got back …..so don’t tell me what a bad daughter-in-law I am).
We went to church for Mr.’s brothers baby dedication, after we left church the plan was to take me to the airport as I had to be out so I could come home and work on Monday and he was supposed to join me in Lagos on Monday. We took once again the 2 hour drive down to Owerri with 12 police checkpoints along the way (I counted), we didn’t get stopped though but all the same it’s scary, we actually saw a police-man rolling a joint to smoke!! WTF???
When we got to the airport we were informed that there were no flights to Lagos, there were all cancelled, so we turned around and headed back.
The only positive thing about that was I got to spend some quality time with my in-laws at eleast.
We left the house at 5:30 a.m. got the airport around 8:30 a.m. we got tickets for a 9:30 a.m. flight and we were in Lagos by 10:30….Hurrayy!!!! I practically kissed the ground when I got off the plane.