Monday, March 10, 2008

I Made It Finally

I have finally arrived in Colombia. It was kind of a long journey. So I was supposed to leave on Sunday but about an hour before my flight was supposed to take off the gate agent started asking for volunteers to get take the next available flight because the plane was to heavy. They had to have to much fuel on it or something. And they said if they did not get volunteers they would kick people off starting with those who had booked their tickets last. Well that probably would be me since I only bought the ticket a few days prior so I just went ahead and volunteered. But they could not get me to Bogota that night instead I went to Chicago and then to Miami and stayed the night in Miami. They put me up in a hotel in Miami so it was not that bad. I got here at about 1 and only missed one workshop of our training. So all in all I did not miss much. Plus I got $300 to use on American Airlines. I did have to jump right into things as soon as I got here. I got some lunch and then it was straight to work with a presentation of the organizational structure here in Colombia. We have a full week of trainings and presentations and getting documents in order before we actually start working but it should be pretty interesting.


Sossego333 said...

Glad to hear that you made is safely. I have been chanting for you. I look forward to your updates.

efrietsch said...

I'm glad you made it! I'll keep checking back to see what's going on.

kate said...

it's so weird that you're so "far away" yet i have this blog and gmail and it doesn't seem far or even real that you're in colombia. i hope it seems real to you. i'll be reading along.