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I'm home and so is my luggage.

The guitar is intact, but I notice that the battery for the piezo pickup has been shaken loose and is rattling around inside the guitar, although the wires connecting it to the pickup are still intact and I think everything still works.

I think this will be easy to fix. I will deal with this later. US Airlines will be paying for this, yes.

I loaned Chris my car while I was gone, and it is not in my parking space, so I am guessing it is at his house. I will walk over and retrieve it shortly.

The events of the past five days have put me in a foul mood, so that things that otherwise would not faze me much can really set me off. This should start to improve now that I am home and once I get my car. I'm particularly anticipating lunch with [livejournal.com profile] cgoldfish. Let the healing begin!

Update: Lunch with Carrie was delightful, and Chris told me how to fix my guitar myself, which was very easy and quick.
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Beware the fury of a patient man.
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My luggage has been retrieved and is OK. Baggage clerk gave me some stuff and told me who to write to to get more stuff.

On the other hand, my flight was cancelled, so I'm going to stay at the Red Roof Inn tonight and fly back in the morning. I'll get in around 11 am.

This has really not been a very good week.

Chinese food will arrive soon.
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At around 5:50 I called US Airway's phone line again to check on the status of the baggage. I was told that it would be delivered in 4-6 hours as usual. In a new twist, I was told that this was the latest status as of "ZERO SIX".

So I hung up and simmered for a little while, then called back and hit zero a bunch of times. While in the past this didn't accomplish anything other than getting me put in the phone queue for eternity, this time it actually put me through to someone.

He informed me that they didn't have an address on file to deliver the baggage to, so the delivery company returned it to the airport. The baggage supposedly will be there waiting for me when I return to the airport tomorrow evening for my flight back. If it isn't I guess at least I will actually be at the baggage claim office, so it will not be possible for them to hide from me.

Email #2

Jul. 26th, 2005 02:17 pm
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Coming in to the home stretch, hopefully )
'4-6 hours' is a time period which now has special meaning to me.


Jul. 26th, 2005 07:47 am
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I just called US Airways again and their psychic hotline informed me that my luggage has been found and will be delivered to the address I provided within 4-5 hours. This is very welcome! Now to see if this actually happens and if my guitar is OK.
creepy smiling guy
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Here's what they say:
It appears your email address has changed. If we should use this new address, please update your contact information here.
I click on the link and it asks for my email address. I type in my email address and am informed:
Login Failed
The login ID and password combination you provided is invalid.
If you believe you may have mistyped either value, use the browser Back button to return to the login page and try again.

If you believe you have forgotten your password, use the browser Back button to return to the login page and request that your password be emailed to you.
Of course the original screen didn't ask for a password and also it doesn't have any instructions for getting the password emailed to me.

I typed in a different email address and it worked. This is pretty outstanding.

email sent

Jul. 25th, 2005 11:44 pm
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long )
And now I go to bed.
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Suitcase & guitar: Still missing.
Headache: Persisting.
US Airways baggage status form: Amusingly useless.

I just took four Advil so hopefully problem #2 will be less pressing soon, anyway.

(Despite all this, my mood isn't too bad.)

Also, remind me to tell you about the meeting when I get back. Hilarity abounds!

OK, I guess I should get back to paying attention to the training I'm in.


Jul. 25th, 2005 02:45 am
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The bastards lost my bags. argh.

Backing up:

Every so often I have to go down to Maryland to visit corporate headquarters for a few days of meetings and training. This time my boss asked me if I could bring my guitar, since some of the other folks were going to have musical instruments and he thought there might be fun to be had. I said sure.

Departure day was today yesterday Sunday. I went to a party with Chris where we were the hired entertainment, which was fun, and then bugged out early to head back to the apartment, unload my car, and go to the airport. [livejournal.com profile] cgoldfish was kind enough to offer to drive me there, which she did. I got to T.F. Green airport, checked my bag and my guitar, and took the flight.

To save money my employer pretty much never books me a direct flight, and it's rare that this doesn't result in some sort of inconvenience (above and beyond having to run around the Philidelphia airport for an hour). Today's first inconvenience was that although my connecting flight arrived on time its staff did not, and so the flight ended up leaving really late. Then it turned out that my baggage had been misplaced somewhere. Then, when I went to the MARC/Amtrak station to get to the hotel it turned out that the last train was at midnight.

Fortunately I brought lots of reading material, so I haven't quite run out yet. On the flight back it may be necessary to knit.

If my guitar is damaged I will be unhappy.

Well, anyway, I will be back late Wednesday (unless one of my return flights gets cancelled, which happened half the times I made this trip last year), and I will be very happy to be back in Providence. I will probably want to sleep for a week.

Sorry to any DC area folks who are reading this and are wondering why I haven't been in touch to arrange anything; unfortunately, I don't think there will be any time for me to do anything fun this trip.

I won't even talk about the hotel situation, because this post is long and whiny enough already.


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